The Ministry of Interior in the Gaza Strip announced on Monday evening that the Egyptian authorities will continue to close the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip in both directions on Tuesday for the second day in a row.
“The Egyptian authorities will continue to close the Rafah crossing for tomorrow, Tuesday,” the ministry’s spokesman, Iyad Al-Bozom, said in a statement.
In his brief statement, Al-Bazm did not mention any other details, and Cairo did not issue any announcement in this regard until 18:50 GMT.
On Sunday, the Ministry of Interior in the Gaza Strip announced that the Egyptian authorities had informed them of the closure of the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip in both directions.
This closure of the crossing is the first of its kind in months other than official holidays.
It is worth noting that the crossing has been operating exceptionally since May 16 in conjunction with bloody Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip to receive the wounded, the injured, and humanitarian cases, and to bring in aid.
In addition to the crossing of stranded people from both sides, according to what was reported by the official Egyptian News Agency (Asha) in previous news.
And Rafah is the only crossing point for Gaza to the outside world, especially since Israel has blockaded the Strip since Hamas won the Palestinian legislative elections in 2006.