EGYPT OPENS RAFAH CROSSING FOR GAZA STUDENTS

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip, Palestine, Sept 25- Egypt opened the Rafah crossing with Gaza on Wednesday, for students from the Strip, who study at universities abroad, a Palestinian official said.

Ismail Abu al-Jibbain told Ma’an, that priority would be given to Gazans, who were denied entry to Egypt, after attempting to enter on Sept 17 or earlier.

The Rafah crossing is the principal connection between Gaza’s 1.7 million people and the outside world, but Egypt largely keeps it closed, as part of the jointly-enforced Israeli blockade.

SOURCE: MA’AN