Rafah border crossing reopened for Eid al-Fitr
The Rafah border crossing with Gaza - YOUM7 (Archive)
By RANDA EL-BANNA

CAIRO: The Rafah border crossing in North Sinai was reopened by Egyptian authorities Sunday to allow injured people and aid to cross between Gaza and Egypt, Youm7 reported.

Aid trucks are waiting to cross to unload their cargo with the Palestinian Red Crescent and a medical team is waiting on the Egyptian side to receive injured and transport them to Egyptian hospitals. Egyptian Ministry of Health deputy Tarek Khater said that so far Sunday 21 injured Palestinians crossed into Egypt and are now being treated in Egyptian hospitals in Sinai and Cairo, Youm7 added.

The Egyptian armed forces have prepared 50,000 boxes of supplies and food to be sent to Gaza in wake of an intense and deadly Israeli military campaign there that entered a ceasefire Saturday.

An official source at the crossing told Youm7 Sunday that it will remain open during the days of the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and starts Monday.

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