22 June 2009

Israeli Agents Will Open Rafah for 3 Days

Gaza's sole border with Egypt will open next week for three days. Awe, how nice of Israel to “allow” Palestinians to travel in and out of their country.
In a statement received, the staff member said that the Rafah crossing will open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (27-29 June). Travel will be allowed for people who have been registered with the de facto Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza, in addition to coordination tables received from the Egyptian side.
(Translation: Those who have registered with Israel’s agents)
The sources added that the border staff have coordinated with the de facto Interior Ministry to facilitate the processing of traveling citizens, affirming their concern for applying regulations so as to ensure transparency and impartiality.

Traveling Palestinians will be taken through assembly points and busses only, and it will not be permitted for anyone to gather at the Rafah crossing itself, the statement noted.

"We have kept contact with the Egyptian side during the previous period to ensure the travel of all people who are recorded in the formal tables and to facilitate the process of reaching Egypt, within mechanisms that ensure a speedy entry of busses," it added.

Israel and Egypt have maintained a near-total blockade of the Gaza Strip by land and sea since June 2007, and the quantities and types of goods allowed into Gaza are subject to tight restrictions. According to the UN and aid agencies, some items, such as construction materials needed to rebuild from the recent war, are completely banned. Exports are also prohibited, and Gaza’s 1.5 million residents are banned from travelling. source

1 comment:

Barbara L said...


Are we supposed to look at them and thank them for their humanitarian ways now?

Egypt must need the money from trade.

Buses = major control of purchases. No animals or food growing materials.

I have added Egypt and travel there to my Boycott Israel material.

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