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Government appeals to Egypt to open Rafah to avoid a disaster

Government appeals to Egypt to open Rafah to avoid a disaster
29-09-2013,23:47

Al Qassam website - The Palestinian government appealed to the Egyptian authorities to take into account the conditions of the besieged people in the Gaza Strip and open the Rafah crossing.

Kamel Abu Madi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior in Gaza, in a press conference held on Sunday afternoon at the Rafah crossing called for opening the Rafah crossing in both directions.

He stressed that the number of departures has dramatically decreased this year, aggravating the humanitarian situation inside the Strip, and noted that the crossing has been open for six days only since the beginning of this month.

Abu Madi warned of the serious repercussions of the continued closure of the Rafah crossing on the lives of the Palestinians.

He reported that the number of trapped travelers reached 4500 after closing the door of registration, pointing out that most of them are patients, students and people working abroad.

Undersecretary of the Interior Ministry added that the Egyptian side on Sunday received three buses carrying only two hundred people, while 5 thousand humanitarian cases were not allowed to cross the crossing.

The Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah crossing before patients, students and humanitarian cases for few days during this month, while they still prevent thousands of citizens from traveling.

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