Egypt re-opens Gaza crossing border to hospitalize Palestinians
(dpa) - Egyptian authorities reopened Monday the Rafah crossing border to allow injured Palestinians to receive treatment in hospitals in Egypt, security and medical sources said.
Ambulances carried some 22 wounded Palestinians to hospitals in Cairo, sources told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.
Earlier, authorities opened up the Rafah border terminal for one day, allowing some 350 Egyptians who were stranded in Gaza after visiting their Palestinian relatives to re-enter Egypt.
Cross-border movement was prevented after Cairo closed the last breach in its border with the Gaza Strip on February 3, ending free movement for Palestinians through a hole blown in the border wall by Palestinian gunmen.
For 12 days, at least 350,000 Palestinians flooded Egypt's border towns to stock up on supplies made scarce by an Israeli blockade of the territory imposed in response to rocket attacks from Gaza on Israeli border towns.