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The Rafah crossing point will be open for four days on a humanitarian basis. Egypt has kept it largely sealed since 2013, citing security reasons. Egyptian authorities have accused Hamas of aiding groups involved in the Sinai insurgency. Last year, Egypt only allowed passage on 36 days, according to the ...

CAIRO - 20 February 2018: Egyptian authorities announced the opening of the Rafah Crossing in both directions for four days, starting from February 21, to allow the passage of ... Rafah Border Crossing is one of the most important crossings between Egypt and Gaza which was formally under Gaza authorities' control.
Some 160 Palestinians, who were stranded in Cairo's airport for nearly two weeks after being denied entry to the Gaza Strip, are being allowed to return to the enclave. The Palestinian Embassy in Egypt announced on Monday that the Rafah border crossing would be opened that day to allow the ...
The situation has been compounded by the restrictions imposed since June 2013 by the Egyptian authorities at Rafah Crossing, which had become the main crossing point used by Palestinian passengers in the Gaza Strip, given the restrictions on the Israeli-controlled crossings. On 1 November 2017, ...

Friday was supposed to be the final of a three-day border opening for humanitarian cases from Gaza, the first time the Rafah border crossing with Egypt ... "The Rafah border was closed today due to the security situation in Sinai, we were informed by the Egyptian authorities," said Saleh al-Zaq, head of the ...
The Director of the Rafah Crossing said yesterday that the Egyptian authorities had told his officials that the border was going to be closed after being open for three days, Al-Jazeera Arabic TV Channel has reported. Rashid Al-Buji cited security developments in the Sinai Peninsula as the reason for the ...
Despite a sense of anxiety following the armed forces' statement on Friday -- in which the military announced the launch of a major operation aiming to "end terrorism" in the peninsula -- the day progressed quietly in Rafah, Arish and Sheikh Zuwayed, save for sounds of explosions coming from desert ...
Gaza, a small, impoverished coastal enclave, has been under Israeli blockade since 2006. Egypt last reopened Rafah in both directions briefly in December. Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah agreed to hand over responsibility for the Rafah crossing to a unity government as part of an Egyptian-brokered ...
19 in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah. The family accused him of providing the Israeli military with information that led to the assassination of three leaders from Izz ad-Din al-Qassam brigades, Hamas' military wing. Israeli warplanes struck the city of Rafah on Aug. 28, 2014, during the Israeli war on ...
A Palestinian rides a motorcycle past a billboard bearing the portraits of the commanders of Hamas' armed wing Al-Qassam brigades, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, yesterday. A family has said it had killed one of its members, after he was accused of aiding Israel in the killings of three Qassam ...
The tunnel began east of the city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, crossed into Israel some 180 meters, then continued into Egypt for an unspecified length, with no exit point detected, he said. Conricus said Israel had coordinated with Egypt on the operation. Speaking from India, where he is on an official visit, ...
Israeli Forces Arrest 3 Palestinians in Jenin, Warplanes Bombard East of Rafah ... On the other hand, Israeli warplanes have bombarded and destroyed a target east of Rafah, local sources said that F-16 warplanes launched two missiles targeting east of Rafah which resulted in a fire without causing any ...
Hundreds of Palestinians unable to travel staged a protest in front of the Rafah Border Crossing on Sunday, Quds Press has reported. They called upon the Palestinian Authority and Egypt to open the crossing, at least for students and humanitarian cases. "We came here to send a message to the ...
Jerusalem--Hamas will forfeit control of the Rafah border crossing to the Palestinian Authority on November 15th, Israel Broadcast corporation (Kan) reported. The move is part of a tripartite agreement between Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and Egypt for Hamas to hand the crossing between Gaza ...
Egyptian authorities prevented scores of Palestinian students from leaving the besieged Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing this weekend, Safa reported yesterday. The crossing had temporarily been opened for four days from Saturday, however Egyptian authorities returned more than 100 students to ...

GENEVA, February 13, 2018 (WAFA) - The distressing situation of Palestinians stuck on both sides of the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt and inside Cairo airport following the Egyptian authorities' decision to close the crossing for passengers traveling in and out of Gaza constitutes a ...
This crossing is mainly used for individual movements across borders; it was being prepared for goods transfers between the two countries. The Rafah crossing border's importance increased after Israeli forces destroyed the Yasser Arafat International Airport in 2001, which was the only airport allowing ...
UAWC launched the initiative in December at four schools in Rafah run by the UN Relief and Works Agency. Rafah, along with the rest of Gaza, faces shortages in potable and irrigation water. According to the union, collecting rainwater on rooftops is a fitting idea and a key element in helping alleviate the ...
GAZA, February 3, 2018 (WAFA) - Israeli warplanes bombed a site in the city of Rafah, to the south of the Gaza Strip, on Saturday causing damage but no injuries, according to local sources. The sources said that Israeli warplanes fired two missiles at a site in Rafah before drones fired two more missiles at ...
Rafah, Gaza Strip -- Three brothers from this dusty Gaza border town paid smugglers to spirit them through underground tunnels across the border into Egypt. There they joined the Sinai affiliate of the Islamic State, which is battling the Egyptian Army in the Sinai Desert. One brother was killed about 18 ...
Rafah, January 16, 2018 (WAFA) - Israeli authorities reopened on Tuesday the commercial border crossing with Gaza known as Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom), to the east of Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip, after closing it for two days under security pretexts. The crossing was closed after Israeli ...
Hamas forces outside the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in Gaza on Nov 18. Early last month, Hamas handed over control of the border to the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority as part of a reconciliation deal, signed in Cairo under Egyptian supervision, between the two rival factions.PHOTO: EPA- ...
After three days of an exceptional opening of Gaza's only gate to the outside world, the Rafah border crossing, Palestinians are - again ...
Palestinian students call for the opening of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, which is under the control of the Palestinian Authority, in the ...
FIGHTBACK: Egypt launches airstrikes on Rafah after 235 killed in ... city of Rafah following yesterday's shocking massacre, reports claim.
Erez is the border crossing between Gaza and Israel and Rafah, between Gaza and Egypt. Rafah crossing remains closed for most part of the ...
A Palestinian boy waits for a travel permit to cross into Egypt, after Rafah border crossing was opened under control of the Western-backed ...
A source at the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt told AFP that representatives from various factions including Hamas had ...
A temporary opening of Gaza's Rafah crossing on the border with Palestine and Egypt may be extended by two days. Hundreds have passed ...
Right now, the crossing will be opening thrice weekly, but since it's now under Palestinian Authority control, part of a unity deal Egypt helped ...
Gaza's Rafah border crossing with Egypt will close later on Monday after temporarily opening as part of the reconciliation agreement between ...
Egyptian authorities have temporarily opened the Rafah border crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip for the first time since the signing of a ...
Rafah, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza's border crossing into Egypt ran Saturday under the Palestinian Authority's control for the first time in a decade ...
Hamdallah's said that any delay in the opening of the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt is unacceptable and would severely harm ...
Egypt has opened the Rafah Crossing for a few days occasionally throughout the year, but only a relatively few Palestinians have been able to ...
Al-Sheihk also said that, starting from November 11th, 2017, the Rafah crossing -- the main exit port for Gaza's two million population -- will ...
Hamas will forfeit control of the Rafah border crossing to the Palestinian Authority on November 15th, Israel Broadcast corporation (Kan) ...
Yoav Mordechai, to discuss what it would take for the EUBAM to return to the Rafah crossing, "if the Palestinian Authority (PA) re-gained control ...
Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, attends the opening of a new mosque in Rafah town in the southern Gaza Strip on ...
Hamas, in turn, is to give the authority control of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, opening up a critical lifeline for imports and for outside ...
Egypt has announced it will delay opening Rafah crossing between the North African country and the Gaza Strip until further notice, citing terror ...
Gaza's Rafah border may reopen soon now that Fatah and Hamas have agreed to a reconciliation deal. But that doesn't mean that the EU ...
Details have emerged of the agreement reached between Hamas and Fatah, facilitated by the Egyptian authorities and held at the ...
Palestinian presidential guard forces are expected to assume control of the Rafah border crossing, a source close to the PA told The New Arab ...
After three days of an exceptional opening of Gaza's only gate to the outside world, the Rafah border crossing, Palestinians are - again - locked ...
Head of the Civil Affairs Committee, Husein Al Sheikh, announced yesterday that the Rafah crossing will be open in both directions for three ...
GAZA, October 25, 2017 (WAFA) - A 12-person European delegation arrived on Wednesday in the Gaza Strip through Erez/Beit Hanoun ...
Rafah, November 1, 2017 (WAFA) - For the first time since July 2007, the Palestinian government resumed control on Wednesday of the ...


 

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