Rafah border crossing closed for 100 days now

20 Apr

rafah-crossingPalestinians gather at the Gaza side of the Rafah border crossing

World Bulletin / News Desk, 19 April 2015

The Rafah crossing on the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has been closed for 100 days now, the Gaza Interior Ministry said Saturday.

It added that this has been the longest closure of the crossing since 2009, calling on Egyptian authorities to reopen the border point to alleviate the suffering of the residents of the Gaza Strip.

Around 60,000 Gaza residents have registered to get out of the blockaded territory from the crossing for medical and other needs since July of 2013, according to Gaza’s border crossings authority.

Since October of last year, Egyptian authorities have been working to create a buffer zone in the border area between Sinai and the Gaza Strip.

 

One Response to “Rafah border crossing closed for 100 days now”

  1. Tom Van Meurs April 20, 2015 at 6:12 pm #

    It’s time that NZ correspondents visited Gaza and reported on the grim situation there.

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