Egypt to open Rafah border crossing with Palestine

(VOVworld) - Egypt will reopen its Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip for two days from Monday, for the fourth time since it was closed after a suicide bombing.

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Egypt has only allowed some humanitarian aid to pass through the crossing

The terminal was shut after the bombing in the Sinai Peninsula in October killed 30 soldiers, and has since been reopened three times.

The only access point to the Gaza Strip not controlled by Israel will reopen on Monday and Tuesday to allow Palestinians stranded on both sides to cross.

Palestinians who travel through Rafah are mostly students heading to universities in Egypt or beyond, and those seeking medical treatment.

The last time Egypt opened the gate was in late January and last for 3 days.

The army has also created a wide buffer zone along the border with Gaza aimed at preventing infiltration by militants.