Border Authority: Rafah Crossing will remain closed Sunday

[ 30/01/2011 – 10:11 AM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– The Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt will not open to travelers on Sunday, border authorities say.

“The border authority contacted Egyptian officials who said the Rafah border crossing will not open Sunday,” said Palestinian border authority chief Ghazi Hammad. The closure is expected to last for days, he added.

Hammad is calling on Egyptian authorities to open the crossing, saying its closure will be very harmful to travelers, especially those with medical referrals.

Traveler movement ran naturally on Wednesday and Thursday, he said. 500 travelers had flowed out of the Gaza Strip against about 200 arrivals.

Egypt had reopened the Rafah Crossing to specific categories of Palestinians on June 1 after a full three-year closure in wake of Israel’s attack on the Freedom Flotilla.

It is closed Fridays and Saturdays as days off for workers there.

Border Authority: Rafah Crossing will remain closed Sunday.

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