The Egyptian authorities decided to open Rafah Border Crossing in Gaza Strip for three days starting from today، Saturday and until Monday.
The Palestinian Authority assumed control of the border crossings into Gaza from Hamas asa part of the intra-Palestinian reconciliation agreement.
The Gaza Strip، with a population of nearly 2 million، has been under a tight Israeli blockade since 2007.
The Rafah border crossing is the only gate for entry and exit of the Palestinian people of Gaza Strip. It was shut down by Egypt in 2006 for security concerns، and has since been opened for only certain periods (mostly three-day periods) at times The decade-long Israeli blockade has plunged the Gaza Strip’s two million Palestinians into extreme poverty and some of the highest unemployment rates in the world..