06.07.2006 (10.30 AM) Border open today for humanitarian reasons

The Rafah Border Crossing will be open temporarily today from 10.00 Hrs to 14.00 Hrs.

This is for humanitarian reasons to enable the passage of approximately 250 passengers who have been waiting in the Egyptian side of the terminal since the crossing was closed.

It is an European Union Border Assistance Mission (EU BAM) initiative, with the agreement of the Israeli Government and the cooperation of the Egyptian and Palestinian authorities.

EUBAM has deployed to the Rafah Crossing Point in order to monitor the movement of these people, and facilitate the operation.

The border has been closed since 25TH June.

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