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Rafah crossing officials admit “mistakes were made” during last opening

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on April 24, 2009

The crossing authorities sent a statement on Thursday, following the April 17-18 opening for patients, students and passport holders. Following the opening accusations were made that privilege was given to Hamas-affiliated individuals and that others were denied permission to leave based on political affiliation.

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Rafah crossing to open for patients, students and residents on Sunday

Posted in The Gaza Strip by beyondtheborder on April 16, 2009

The Crossings Authority is “fully prepared to allow those stranded to leave within these two days,” said Ghazi Hamad, an authority spokesperson, who added that “they will work on overcoming the obstacles” related to “coordinating an extension for a third day.”

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