The Rafah crossing will be reopened on Monday morning from both sides Palestinian sources reported.

Nathmi Muhana, the director of the borders and crossing control in the Palestinian Authority told the Palestinian online daily WAFA that the Rafah crossing, southern Gaza strip, will be open from both sides on Monday morning starting from 9: 00 am till 5:00 PM.

the Rafah crossing terminal, Gaza’s sole outlet to the outside world, the crossing has been run by European observers since Israel disengaged from the Gaza Strip in September 2005. An elderly man died and seven other travelers were wounded earlier this month during a crush after at least 5,000 Palestinians gathered at the terminal when it was reopened.

Since June 2006, Israel has frequently closed the Rafah crossing terminal for alleged security reasons, restricting the movement of thousands of people and causing major disruption.