Friday, June 17, 2011

MIDDLE EAST - Egypt opened its border with Gaza

The Egyptian authorities announced May 25 the opening of the Rafah crossing point, located between Gaza and Egypt on a permanent basis as of Saturday, May 28 The border is open daily from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m., except Fridays and public holidays. This decision will enable the Palestinians to move freely between Gaza and Egypt for the first time since 2007, when Israel and Egypt had closed the border after the takeover of Gaza by Hamas, the newspaper said.

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