Saturday, May 28, 2011

Egypt reopens Gaza border crossing

Egypt said that the Rafah border crossing would be opened permanently starting on Saturday from 9am to 9pm every day except Fridays and holidays.

Women, children and men over 40 are now allowed to cross freely. Men aged between 18 and 40 will still require a permit, and trade is prohibited

Israel fears weapons will be imported into Gaza, but Egypt insists it will conduct thorough searches.

This gives Gaza Palestinians a way to freely enter and exit their territory for the first time since 2007, when Hamas overran the territory, and Israel and Egypt closed the crossings.

Previously, only about 300 Palestinians were allowed out every day.


Great website to make big money online.

No comments: