08 Jun '11, 8am

#Rafah crossing re-opens after talks: #Egypt #Palestine

#Rafah crossing re-opens after talks: #Egypt #Palestine

The Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip was reopened on Wednesday, ending a four-day closure amid disagreements between Egyptian and Hamas officials. -- PHOTO: AFP GAZA CITY - THE Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip was reopened on Wednesday, ending a four-day closure amid disagreements between Egyptian and Hamas officials. In a statement, the Hamas manager of the border crossing, Ayub Abu Shaar, said the terminal was reopened 'after an agreement with the Egyptian side that all the parties agreed to.' 'The crossing is operating normally today for both departures and arrivals,' he added. The reopening brought an end to a closure that began on June 4, when Egyptian officials halted operations on their side of the border just a week after announcing they would permanently reopen the crossing. Palestinian officials on the Gaza side said th...

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