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Egyptian authorities refuse entry of 6 bus-loads out of 8 at Rafah

Palestine Information Center – 17/06/2011

GAZA — Egyptian authorities on Thursday refused entry of six busloads of Palestinian passengers and allowed in only two bus-loads during the hours of opening.

Palestinian security sources told PIC correspondent that the Egyptian authorities, in an unexplained step, returned six buses out of eight at the Rafah crossing denying dozens of passengers to travel on Thursday.

The sources added that a state of discontent prevailed amongst the affected passengers and expressed surprise at the deterioration of the Egyptian declared policy of facilitating the travel of Palestinians through the Rafah crossing.

Many passengers who were denied travel on Thursday have visas to third countries and air tickets which could mean they miss their flights or their visas run-out before they could reach their destination.

Dozens of Palestinians held a sit in on Thursday outside the Rafah border crossing calling for the permanent opening of the crossing which is the only gateway for Gaza residents to the outside world.

June 17, 2011 - Posted by | Subjugation - Torture

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