Pictures shared on Twitter on Wednesday show dozens of Palestinian standing in crowded spaces in the passageway.
Egypt had planned to open the crossing for 3 days, but unexpectedly closed it early, leaving Palestinians stranded.
Egypt tends to open the frontier temporarily a few times a year, usually with short notice and little explanation.
Egypt was slated to open the crossing from Saturday until Monday in both directions
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.