Egypt opens Rafah crossing for Gazan pilgrims

Cairo

Egyptian authorities opened Friday the Rafah border crossing with the blockaded Gaza Strip for the return of Palestinian pilgrims from Saudi Arabia, according to a statement by Palestinian border officials. The statement said that the terminal will be open from Monday until Thursday next week to allow Palestinian pilgrims coming from Cairo Airport to return to Gaza. Only returning pilgrims will be allowed to cross the border, the statement added.—Agencies

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