Rafah crossing border – Courtesy of Flickr/ Gigi Ibrahim
CAIRO- 23 December 2021: The Egyptian authorities on Thursday resumed the operation of the Rafah crossing from in both directions, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.
The resumption of the crossing came upon directives of the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to facilitate the movement of Palestinian people stranded at the crossing.
The General Authority for Crossings and Borders in Gaza called on the traveling citizens to update their data of the newly issued passports during the year 2020.
The Rafah crossing has been opened for the past six months, entering its seventh month of consecutive operation on November 16, 2021 to facilitate the crossing of humanitarian cases and medical aid to Palestinians.
On November 17, 2021, Qatar has signed agreements with Egypt to supply fuel and basic building materials for the Gaza Strip, stated Minister of State of Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikh at the ministerial meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee for Coordination of International Aid to the Palestinian People (AHLC), which was held in the Norwegian capital, Oslo.