Egypt Announces Opening Of Rafah Port During Ramadan

Egypt announces opening of Rafah port during Ramadan


Xinhua News Agency, Cairo, May 17th Egyptian President Seth announced on the 17th that Egypt will maintain the opening of the Rafah border with the Gaza Strip during the month of Ramadan.



Sessi announced on his official social media account that "I have instructed the relevant authorities to keep the Rafah port open during the entire Ramadan period to ease the suffering of the people in the Gaza Strip."



Egypt entered the Muslim Ramadan from the local time on the 17th. Earlier, the Egyptian government briefly opened the Rafah port from the 12th to the 15th for the Palestinian people to enter and leave Gaza.




The United States moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on the 14th, triggering protests in various cities in Palestine. The clashes between the protesters and the Israeli army killed more than 60 Palestinians and injured thousands of them. Some of them were sent to Egyptian hospitals at the Rafah crossing.



There are three ports in the Gaza Strip. The Rafah port in the south is bordered by Egypt. The Erez port in the north and the Kerem Shalom port in the southeast are bordered by Israel, for personnel and goods.



After the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) seized actual control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, Israel began to impose a comprehensive blockade on the Gaza Strip and strictly control the entry and exit of people and materials. The Rafah port has also been closed for safety reasons for a long time in the past few years. The Egyptian government temporarily opened this port from time to time.