CAIRO: Egyptian Authorities found Sunday the body of a young Palestinian man along the Egyptian border with Gaza, Palestinian news Agency Maan reported.
Shaaban, 24, was one of Gaza’s Rafah residents, and he had been missing since Saturday, anonymous Palestinian officials said.
The reason of his death is unknown yet.
On May 28, a 77-year-old Palestinian woman, Youssra el-Khateeb, died of a case of fatigue during her way back to Gaza via the Rafah crossing. She was one among many Palestinians stranded at the crossing and fainted from sunstroke in the Egyptian side as Egypt was hit by a searing heat wave and sand-storm.
Egypt announced Saturday that the Rafah border crossing would be opened in both directions starting from Aug. 17 for three days.
In October 2014, the crossing was closed indefinitely by the Egyptian authorities in both directions after coordinated attacks that killed 27 armed forces personnel in Sheikh Zuwayed.