Sources responsible for operating the crossing confirmed the continuation of opening the crossing today to allow the stranded and humanitarian cases on both sides to pass through, in addition to the entry of humanitarian aid and reconstruction equipment and materials into the Gaza Strip.

Administrative and technical staff are on hand to facilitate the Palestinian brothers and speed up the completion of transit procedures and the entry of relief aid and reconstruction materials into the Gaza Strip. Preparations are in place to receive humanitarian cases and to enter any aid into the Gaza Strip at any time, according to the sources.

Egypt has exceptionally opened the crossing since May 16 to enable people stranded on both sides to cross and to deliver aid to Gaza residents. 

The crossing has been opened according to directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi since May 16, 2021. This comes within the framework of the Egyptian efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian citizen in the strip, restore the normal life of people in Gaza and start the reconstruction process.
It is also part of the Egyptian commitment announced by Sisi to quickly improve the living conditions of the Gaza dwellers.
On May 7, clashes began between Israeli forces in the West Bank and Jerusalem and civilians as the latter were protesting forced displacement, particularly from Sheikh Jarrah in Eastern Jerusalem, and assaults on worshippers in Al Aqsa Mosque. And, on May 10-20, Israel shelled and carried out airstrikes against Gaza Strip.
The violence and aggression across Palestinian territories incurred 243 deaths, including 66 children, and 6,039 injuries, as reported by the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA).