Gaza calls for permanent opening of Rafah border

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry’s statement said that the working hours were reduced from 9 to 4 hours per day and that only Arabs, foreigners and the Palestinians who had dual citizenship were allowed to cross the border.

Gaza calls for permanent opening of Rafah border

World Bulletin/News Desk

Palestine's Foreign Ministry called for the permanent opening of the Rafah border gate between Gaza and Egypt.

The Ministry demanded world public opinion to force the Israeli Government toward lifting the embargo and opening the Rafah border gate, said a statement issued by the ministry.

The statement also said that the working hours were reduced from 9 to 4 hours per day and only Arabs, foreigners and the Palestinians who had dual citizenship were allowed to cross the border.

Israel, which has been laying an embargo on Gaza which has a population of over 1 million since 2006, tightened the embargo after Hamas came to power in Gaza.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Ağustos 2013, 09:36
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