Egyptian diplomat considers easing Gaza travel restrictions

March 6, 2011 20:49


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Egypt's military leadership is considering loosening the travel restrictions on Palestinians leaving the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian diplomat said Sunday, according to The Associated Press.

Egyptian ambassador to the Palestinians, Yasser Othman said that no immediate changes are planned.

However did say that "there are calls" in Egypt to reopen the crossing, and changes will be considered when the situation stabilizes, The Associated Press reported.

Col. Ayoub Abushaer, a Gaza border official, said Hamas authorities are in "daily contact" with Egyptian officials in the town of Rafah, which straddles the Gaza-Egypt border.

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