Palestinians are now allowed to cross the Rafah border to perform the minor “Umrah” pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia for the first time after a four year ban, starting from Sunday March 3.
The sole passenger crossing between Gaza and Egypt will reopen in both directions Tuesday, Hamas said, after it was partially closed amid Palestinian political infighting.
Egypt has today closed the Rafah crossing in both directions stopping Palestinians from travelling in and out of the besieged Gaza Strip.
The Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza will reopen early next week, Hamas officials said on Thursday. The announcement follows the Palestinian Authority’s withdrawal last week from the key border, which it had been operating as part of a 2017 reconciliation agreement with Hamas.
The Egyptian border crossing was closed for Palestinians seeking to leave Gaza on Tuesday, a border official said, as infighting between Palestinian factions increases.
Three officers including the former head of the Border Guards Intelligence Office in North Sinai testified on Nov. 7 before the Cairo Criminal Court in the retrial of former President Mohamed Morsi and 28 other defendants affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood in the lawsuit known as “the illegal crossing of …
A Palestinian fisherman was killed at sea by Egyptian fire near the Gaza border on Wednesday, the fishermen’s union said. The health ministry in Gaza confirmed that Mustafa Abu Awda, 32, had died but did not give further details.
Eight years ago, a photo of the brutalised body of Khaled Said, a young man from the Egyptian port city of Alexandria, went viral on social media. Said had been beaten to death by local police, who alleged that he had died from asphyxiation after stuffing a bag of hashish …
Armed forces have successfully foiled a drug smuggling attempt through the country’s southern borders, the official Spokesperson of the Armed forces Tamer al-Refai said on Monday.
It has become abundantly clear that an agreement between Hamas and Israel that would ultimately improve the economic and overall situation in Gaza is no longer in the offing, so both sides have begun exploring other options.