Tuesday, June 23, the Egyptian authorities reopened access to Gaza for three days in both directions . The crossing point of Rafah , only opening of Gaza not controlled by Israel, to let people and cement in the enclave torn war , according to Maher Abu Sabha responsible for Gazan crossings.
This is the third time in a month that Egyptian authorities reopened access to Gaza from the gates of Rafah , after weeks of openings in a trickle due to, firstly , the deterioration of relations between the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas ) Gaza and Egypt, and secondly , the deterioration of security in the Egyptian Sinai .
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” A sign of warming”
Hamas has lost its great Egyptian ally when the army overthrew in summer 2013 President Mohamed Morsi . Since then, Hamas has become the ban in Cairo, because Egypt accused Hamas of being behind the attacks on its territory. Gaza , now separated from the Sinai by a buffer zone built by the Egyptian army, has suffered from these still fragile relations.
This opening , said Mr. Abu Sabha , ” is a sign of warming ties between Egypt and Palestine ,” Cairo has even allowed for the second time in two weeks transit ” a significant amount of cement ” , vital for the reconstruction of the enclave, devastated by the summer war with Israel in 2014 .