Eygpt opens Rafah crossing into Gaza

Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing Saturday to allow Palestinians to travel in and out of the Gaza Strip for the first time in three months, in a possible sign of easing tension between Cairo and Hamas.

According to Reuters a Palestinian official said seven trucks with building materials for the private sector entered Gaza on Saturday,

the first time since 2007 that Egypt has allowed a commercial shipment via Rafah, which is mainly for passengers and humanitarian aid.

Two weeks ago, Egypt reopened Rafah for three days but only in one direction – for Palestinians stranded outside Gaza to return home. But Saturday’s move, allowing travel in both directions, might signal a cautious improvement in relations between Cairo and Hamas after two years of high tension.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4667941,00.html

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