Egypt closes Rafah crossing indefinitely

images_News_2013_10_26_rafah_300_0Egyptian authorities have decided to close Rafah crossing on Saturday until further notice after opening it this week for students and patients’ travel, as well as for the Gazan pilgrims’ return.

Maher Abu Sabha, director of border crossings in Gaza, said that the Egyptian authorities informed his department of their decision to indefinitely close Rafah crossing starting Saturday.

Gaza’s main border crossing has been partially opened since July after the overthrow of the Egyptian freely-elected president Mohammed Morsi, stranding thousands of patients, students and businessmen.

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