126 Palestinians allowed in Gaza, 36 out in 2 days via Rafah crossing
Palestinians wait for travel permits to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing December 3, 2015 -Reuters

CAIRO: A total of 126 Palestinians were allowed into Gaza via Rafah border crossing in two days after having arrived from different countries in Cairo Airport, Youm7 reported.

The crossing was exceptionally opened Thursday and Friday to allow stranded Palestinians both ways. A total of 36 Palestinians were allowed to leave the strip and travel to other countries.

The Palestinian citizens were escorted by security from and to the airport.

A delegate from the Palestinian embassy in Cairo received his compatriots at the crossing, according to Youm7.

The crossing has largely been closed since the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi amid Egyptian disagreements with Hamas and tense security situation in North Sinai. But the border was opened occasionally to allow humanitarian cases, students and pilgrims in and out the strip.

Egypt’s closure of the crossing, however, began in 2007 after Hamas took over the strip.

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