Egypt to open Rafah crossing with Gaza for 3 days | Top Russian news and analysis online | 'RIA Novosti' newswire: “The Egyptian authorities will open the Rafah crossing on the border with Gaza for Palestinian, Egyptian and other countries’ citizens for three days starting from February 29, the Egyptian Mena news agency said on Monday.
Palestinian students studying at universities in Egypt and other countries, patients who have been receiving medical treatment in Egypt and abroad, and residents of the enclave working in Egypt and other countries will be able to cross the border.
Egypt and Israel closed their border crossings with the Gaza Strip after Hamas seized control of the enclave in June 2007. The blockade has led to a drastic deterioration in the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
CAIRO, February 22 (RIA Novosti)”