Rafah Crossing Continues to Function Amidst Israeli Attacks

August 26, 2014 12:45 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0
26 Aug
12:45 AM

Director of border crossings, Maher Abu Sabha, stated that work at Rafah crossing will continue, despite attacks on its halls and vicinity by Israeli warplanes, on Monday.Given the current status, providing services to citizens at the crossing has been made difficult because of the attack, according to Abu Sabha.

Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports that Israeli warplanes shelled areas in the vicinity of Rafah crossing early in the day, wounding at least two Palestinians.

Additional photos at Al Ray.

At least 2,123 Palestinians have been killed and more than 10,000 injured since the beginning of Israel’s devastating assault on the region, in early July.

The opening of the border crossings is key to Palestinian demands for ending the conflict, as the Gaza Strip has been subject to a crippling economic blockade by the state of Israel, with Egyptian backing, for the past 7 years.

See: Egyptian Officials Propose New Gaza Ceasefire

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