Rafah border crossing

Egypt temporarily opens Rafah crossing

Pictures shared on Twitter on Wednesday show dozens of Palestinian standing in crowded spaces in the passageway.

21/02/2018
A girl sleeps as she waits with her family to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing
Cairo to open Rafah crossing for Palestinians stuck in Egypt

Egypt had planned to open the crossing for 3 days, but unexpectedly closed it early, leaving Palestinians stranded.

19/02/2018
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.

By REUTERS
08/02/2018
Gazans attempting to cross into Egypt at the Rafah crossing
Egypt delays planned opening of Rafah crossing

Egypt was slated to open the crossing from Saturday until Monday in both directions

25/11/2017
Gazans attempting to cross into Egypt at the Rafah crossing
Despite plan to open on Wednesday, Rafah crossing remains closed

The failure to open the crossing came approximately a month after Egypt brokered a deal between Hamas and Fatah to advance reconciliation efforts and restore the PA’s governing authority in Gaza.

15/11/2017
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