Egypt decides to open Rafah crossing with Gaza

19:20, June 01, 2010      

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Members of Hamas' security forces help Palestinian women to cross the Rafah border in the southern Gaza Strip May 15, 2010. The Rafah crossing, Gaza's only border crossing with Egypt, has largely been closed since June 2007, when the Islamist group Hamas seized control of the coastal strip from rival Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)

Egypt decided on Tuesday to open Rafah crossing at the joint borders with Gaza to allow medical and humanitarian aid to the strip, Cairo-based Nile News TV reported.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ordered to open the Rafah land crossing on both sides for an unlimited time, the TV channel said.

Mubarak on Monday condemned the excessive use of force by Israeli navy against a convoy of international aid ships heading for Gaza. The attack killed some 19 activists.

Source: Xinhua

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