Thousands of Gazans cross as Egypt keeps key border crossing open (2)

21:44, June 04, 2010      

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The Interior Ministry of the deposed Hamas government called on the people of Gaza, mainly patients, students and people who hold other nationalities, to register at the Interior Ministry's offices in order to coordinate their travel to Egypt with the Egyptian authorities.

Both Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Islamic Hamas movement welcomed the Egyptian decision to reopen Rafah crossing for the besieged population of the Gaza Strip. Abbas said he thanks and appreciates the decision, while Hamas said it hopes the crossing will be permanently opened.

Fawzi Barhoum, the Gaza-based Hamas spokesman, said in a press statement that his movement "is looking forward that Egypt keeps the crossing permanently opened," adding "the Egyptian side hasn't informed us anything about a specific date to close down the crossing again."


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