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Egypt-Gaza crossing opens for first time in months

2020-08-11 13:57:31 / ACN


 Egypt-Gaza crossing opens for first time in months

The only crossing between Gaza and Egypt opened on Tuesday for 72 hours, allowing people to leave the Palestinian enclave for the first time since the novel coronavirus outbreak began.

The Rafah crossing in southern Gaza was closed in March, as Hamas sought to guard against a major virus outbreak in the densely-populated territory with weak health infrastructure.  The crossing re-opened for limited two-way movement on Tuesday.

Gaza's interior ministry spokesman Iyad Al-Bazam said people who hold foreign passports, foreign residency permits or emergency medical needs "will be allowed to leave."

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