Egypt opens Rafah crossing so wounded Gazans can seek medical care

July 10, 2014 7:23 PM

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Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Thursday to allow injured Palestinians to seek treatment at Egyptian hospitals amid Israel's escalating military offensive against the coastal enclave, officials told the Egyptian state news agency.

The crossing has often been closed for security reasons since former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was ousted last summer. Egyptian officials say militant groups infiltrate the Sinai Peninsula through the crossing as well as using tunnels that link Gaza with Egypt.

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