Egypt closes Rafah crossing

Egypt have closed the Rafah border crossing over 'security' reasons.

Egypt closes Rafah crossing

Egyptian authorities have closed the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip until further notice.

"Egyptian authorities notified us that the crossing would be closed in both directions as of Thursday and until further notice because of the deteriorating security situation," Maher Abu Sabha, the director of borders and crossing in the Gaza government, told the Anadolu Agency.

The crossing is Gaza's only gateway to the outside world that surpasses Israel.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Ağustos 2013, 11:31