Egypt reopens Gaza’s Rafah crossing

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Egypt resumed the opening of the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Monday, local media reported. The decision came after a government directive to “help stranded Palestinians” and humanitarian cases in the besieged strip to move on both sides of the border, Al-Shorouk daily reported. The crossing saw notable security presence, Egypt-based Middle East News Agency reported. The reopening of the Rafah crossing will allow the movement of aid and construction materials into Gaza. The crossing was shut down in August, following demonstrations in northern Gaza. It briefly reopened in Novem…

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