Egypt opens border with Gaza for first time in 2 months
Palestinians wait with their luggage to cross the border into Egypt, at the Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, Monday, Aug 17, 2015. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)

GAZA CITY: Egypt has opened its border with the Gaza Strip for the first time in two months.

The Rafah border crossing opened Monday for four days, allowing Palestinians to travel in both directions. Crossing director Khaled al-Shaer says some 20,000 people have applied to exit. Gazans seeking medical care and students are among those expected to cross.


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