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Rafah crossing reopened after 4 days of Hamas-Egypt rift | Xinhua

Rafah crossing point between the Gaza Strip and Egypt was reopened Wednesday after four days of closure due to differences between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and Egypt. The central point of the differences was that those who left Gaza passed the crossing slowly, Hamas said, blaming Egypt for delaying the passes and turning back dozens of travelers. Read more here: Rafah ...

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Egypt to open Gaza border crossing | The Guardian

Hundreds of Palestinians are expected to head to the border crossing between Gaza and Egypt on Saturday to take advantage of the first free passage out of the blockaded territory in almost four years. The opening of the Rafah crossing was agreed by Egypt as part of the reconciliation deal it brokered between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah last ...

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OPT: Prices soar in Gaza as Rafah, tunnels close | IRIN Middle East

GAZA, 7 February 2011 (IRIN) – More than a week of political unrest in Egypt has heightened the threat of a humanitarian crisis in neighbouring Gaza. Egyptian soldiers fled their posts on the northern border on 30 January, forcing the Rafah crossing – a critical valve for the 1.5 million Palestinians living in Gaza – to close. Around 60 Palestinians, ...

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OPT: Egyptian regime change hope for Gaza | IRIN Middle East

RAMALLAH, 7 February 2011 (IRIN) – Possible regime change in Egypt, sparked by mass popular protests against President Hosni Mubarak since 25 January, could usher in a new leadership not as committed to maintaining the Gaza blockade, observers say. Opening Rafah, the sole border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, to allow humanitarian supplies to enter Gaza could have ...

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‘Asian Gaza caravan crosses through Rafah into Gaza’ | The Jerusalem Post

The “Asia to Gaza Solidarity Caravan” that began in India and passed through Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt arrived in the Gaza Strip Monday, according to PressTV. Over 100 activists gathered at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Strip. Eight activists arrived onboard one of the convoy’s ships, the remainder flew to Egypt from various countries, ...

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