Egypt to allow Palestinians 72-hour entry without visa

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July 23, 2012 18:54

 
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Palestinians who arrive in Egypt without a visa will be allowed to stay in the country for 72 hours, the Egyptian envoy in Ramallah, Yasser Othman, announced Monday.

The announcement came as the Egyptian authorities denied that they have lifted restrictions imposed on Palestinian travelers.

Until now, the Egyptians immediately deported Palestinians who arrived in Egypt without a visa.

In recent weeks, hundreds of Palestinians who arrived in Egypt have been put on planes and sent back to the Gaza Strip or the countries from which they came.

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