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A girl sleeps as she waits with her family to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing
Egypt to temporarily open Rafah border crossing

Egypt last opened the crossing more than two weeks ago.

A girl sleeps as she waits with her family to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing
Thousands of Palestinians jam Gaza border, temporarily opened by Egypt

Egypt tends to open the frontier temporarily a few times a year, usually with short notice and little explanation.

Egypt decides to temporarily open Rafah crossing

A resident of Gaza City said he hoped that he will be able to travel abroad for studies.

Gaza border opens under PA control for first time in a decade

An Egyptian-brokered reconciliation deal last month formally restored Palestinian President Abbas's administrative control of Gaza.

Hamas hands over control of the Rafa border crossing with Egypt to the Palestinian Authority
Hamas cedes Gaza border crossings to Palestinian Authority control

The handover follows the conclusion of a reconciliation deal in October between the two Palestinian rival factions.

Deadline for Palestinian Authority takeover of Gaza set for December 1

How will this impact Gaza border crossings with Egypt and Israel?

Gazans attempting to cross into Egypt at the Rafah crossing
Hamas leader: Rafah crossing to be opened intermittently

Egyptian intelligence is reportedly making the opening of the crossing conditional on security in the Sinai peninsula.

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Egypt opens Rafah crossing for first time in three months

Since the ouster of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013, Cairo has seldom opened the Rafah crossing.

Rafah border crossing
Gaza, Egypt border opens for two days, reportedly for VIPS

Among those reportedly crossing were MP's and other political figures as well as academics.

Palestinian Hamas militants take part in a protest against Israel
Hamas delegation to Egypt fails to improve relations, report says

Hamas refused to admit responsibility in Sinai security incidents, Al-Ahram says.

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