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Egypt to temporarily reopen Gaza border crossing from Saturday

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Staff Writer | November 17, 2017
Egyptian officials say authorities will temporarily reopen the country's border crossing with the Gaza Strip.
Egypt Gaza border
Tensions   Hamas ceded control
This is for the first time since Hamas ceded control of its side of the crossings to the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority.

The officials say the Rafah crossing will be open for three days, starting on Saturday, for humanitarian reasons. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to reporters.

Last month, Hamas handed over control of Gaza's crossings with Israel and Egypt to the Palestinian Authority as a step toward implementing a reconciliation deal with the rival Fatah movement.