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Hamas: No improvement at Rafah crossing

Aug. 10, 2011 1:23 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 10, 2011 10:17 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Gaza Interior Ministry deputy Kamel Abu Madi said Wednesday there had been no improvements at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt.

"The working procedures at the Rafah crossing are as usual and no improvement has occurred," Abu Madi said.

He added that Egyptian authorities were still preventing Palestinians who had fled Libya from entering the Gaza Strip.

The official said there were serious discussions with Egyptian authorities over ongoing issues which he hoped would be resolved soon.

Egypt permanently opened the Rafah crossing for Palestinians in May 2011 in a significant change of policy from the previous Mubarak regime.

The Rafah border with Egypt is Gaza's only crossing that bypasses Israel, although it is still lacks the infrastructure required to transport large quantities of goods into the Gaza Strip.

Egyptian and Gazan authorities have struggled to cope with huge demand and coordinating procedures, leading to travel delays.
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