05 Jun '11, 3pm

Border shut after Gaza-Egypt spat

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Palestinian officials have suspended operations at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, in protest against what they say is Egyptian lack of cooperation at the terminal. Palestinian officials said on Sunday that they had halted operations on their side of the border crossing, after disagreements about capacity and coordination. The crossing was closed on Saturday, with the Palestinians saying Egypt halted operations without warning, stranding angry Palestinian travellers on the Gaza side of the terminal, unable to cross into Sinai. But on Sunday morning, it was Palestinian officials who closed the crossing, with terminal head Ayub Abu Shaar saying it would remain shut until officials on both sides came to an agreement on its operation. A senior Hamas official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, accused the Egyptian side of foot-draggi...

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