Egypt re-opens Rafah border crossing

Egypt re-opens Rafah border crossing Sun, Oct. 17, 2021
CAIRO - 17 October 2021: The Egyptian authorities resumed the operation of the Rafah crossing from in both directions after the weekend holiday, Egypt’s state-owned news agency MENA reported on Sunday.

The resumption of the crossing came upon directives of the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to facilitate the movement of Palestinian people stranded at the crossing.

On May 7, clashes began between Israeli forces in the West Bank and Jerusalem and civilians as the latter were protesting forced displacement, particularly from Sheikh Jarrah in Eastern Jerusalem, and assaults on worshippers in Al Aqsa Mosque. And, on May 10-20, Israel shelled and carried out airstrikes against Gaza Strip.

The violence and aggression across Palestinian territories incurred 243 deaths, including 66 children, and 6,039 injuries, as reported by the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA).