Rafah crossing remains open to receive injured Palestinians, deliver aid

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Sun, 20 Jun 2021 - 02:44 GMT

Palestinians gather at Rafah boder crossing as they wait to travel into Egypt after the passage was opened for three days for humanitarian cases, in the southern Gaza Strip April 12, 2018. / AFP / SAID KHATIB

Palestinians gather at Rafah boder crossing as they wait to travel into Egypt after the passage was opened for three days for humanitarian cases, in the southern Gaza Strip April 12, 2018. / AFP / SAID KHATIB

CAIRO - 20 June 2020: Egyptian authorities kept the Rafah border crossing open Sunday to receive wounded and stranded Palestinians and allow humanitarian relief assistance into the Gaza Strip.


According to official sources, Rafah, the only crossing point between Egypt and Palestine's Gaza Strip, will remain open on both sides to allow entry of relief materials into the Gaza Strip for the reconstruction of the impoverished Palestinian enclave after the widespread destruction it witnessed due to last month’s Israeli onslaught.

A number of ambulances were on hand at the crossing to receive injured Palestinians and those in critical condition and move them to Egyptian hospitals for treatment.

The crossing has been open on an exceptional basis since May 16 following directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

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