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Following Repeated Closings, Rafah Crossing Reopens

June 08 2011


The Rafah crossing point between Gaza and Egypt has been reopened, reports Xinhua, China's state news agency.

Egypt opened the crossing permanently last week, but it was shut down again due to differences between Hamas and Egyptian leaders.

Hamas blamed Egypt for delaying passage for Palestinians and turning back dozens of travelers.

Egyptian officials say they will allow more than 500 people leave Gaza every day, said Hamas sources on Wednesday.

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