The opening of the crossing came on the heels of Palestinian protests in Gaza against the Israeli blockade.
Israel's draconian control over freedom of movement has haunted Palestinians for decades. Now its debilitating effect on society means many Palestinians are finding love, and getting married, over social media.
Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh passed through the Rafah crossing, along with dozens of other Palestinians. Gaza officials say that Egypt has quietly resumed operations at the Rafah crossing over the past week, this time working with Hamas.
On January 6, the Palestinian Authority (PA) made an announcement that it was pulling its staff out of the Rafah Crossing with Egypt. Here’s what you need to know about the incident.
Egypt’s state-run media reports that the Rafah crossing will remain open to both passengers and humanitarian aid.
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