Egypt opens Gaza border crossing for Muslim pilgrimage

August 30, 2016 1:52 PM

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Egypt opens Gaza border crossing for Muslim pilgrimage

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Hamas says Egypt has opened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip for three days, allowing hundreds of Muslim faithful to travel for a yearly pilgrimage.

Hesham Edwan, the director of the Rafah crossing, said Tuesday that nearly 2,500 people were expected to leave in the coming days.

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