Egypt Reopens Gaza Border Crossing

Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Saturday to allow Palestinians to travel in and out of the Gaza Strip for the first time in three months.

The crossing is scheduled to be opened for three days.

A Palestinian official said seven trucks with building materials for the private sector entered Gaza on Saturday, the first time since 2007 that Egypt has allowed a commercial shipment via Rafah, which is mainly for passengers and humanitarian aid.

Egypt has kept its Rafah crossing largely shut since Cairo’s Islamist president was toppled by the army in 2013.

Source : Tunis Afrique Presse