File- Palestinians gather at the Rafahboder crossing as they wait to travel into Egypt after it was opened for 3 days for humanitarian cases, in the southern Gaza Strip April 12, 2018. / AFP / SAID KHATIB
CAIRO - 15 August 2021: The Egyptian authorities resumed on Sunday the opening of the Gaza-Egypt Rafah border crossing exceptionally in both directions after the official and weekly holiday, Egyptian state-owned news agency MENA reported.
The resumption of the crossing came upon the directives of the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to facilitate travel movement for the Palestinians stranded at the crossing and for entering humanitarian cases, aid, medical crews, materials, and reconstruction equipment into the Gaza Strip.
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.