A Palestinian woman waits for a travel permit to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after it was opened by Egyptian authorities for humanitarian cases, in the southern Gaza Strip December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa A Palestinian woman waits for a travel permit to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after it was opened by Egyptian authorities for humanitarian cases, in the southern Gaza Strip December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

In Pics: Egypt opens Rafah crossing for 4 days

Sat, Dec. 16, 2017
CAIRO – 16 November 2017: Egyptian authorities opened Rafah Crossing with Gaza for four days, starting from Saturday, in both directions, to allow the passage of stuck travelers.

The crossing will be opened within the framework of the efforts made by Egyptian leadership headed by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to ease the burden on Palestinians, according to the statement.

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In October, the rival Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas signed a reconciliation agreement in Cairo under Egypt’s auspices. The Palestinian National Authority is due to resume control of the Gaza Strip by December 1, as per the reconciliation agreement.

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A boy waits for a travel permit to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after it was opened by Egyptian authorities for humanitarian cases, in the southern Gaza Strip December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
 
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