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Rafah border crossing re-opens for return of Palestinian pilgrims

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Friday ,16 September 2016

Rafah border crossing re-opens for return of Palestinian pilgrims

 The Egyptian-Palestinian border crossing of Rafah re-opened early Friday in both both directions to allow the Palestinian pilgrims return back home after coming from Saudi Arabia where they performed pilgrimage ritual, Palestinian new agency Maan reported Friday.

 
For five days, the crossing opened on Sept. 4 to allow passage of urgent humanitarian cases, sick people and permit holders.
 
The opening of the crossing between Egypt’s North Sinai province and Palestine’s Gaza Strip marks the second time this week. It was opened on Tuesday – Thursday and allowed over 1,600 Palestinian pilgrims to travel through the border.