The Egyptian authorities reopened on Tuesday the Rafah Crossing Point on the borders with the Gaza Strip, to enable Palestinians stranded in Egypt to return home, officials said.

Iyad al-Bozzom, spokesman of the Hamas-run Ministry of Interior, told a news briefing in Gaza city that reopening Rafah Crossing will enable around 1,700 people to return from Egypt to the Gaza Strip.

He clarified that it is the second time that Egypt reopens the crossing point of Rafah for the entrance of stranded Palestinians since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in Palestine on March 5.

“The crossing point will temporarily reopen from Tuesday to Thursday for the residents of the Gaza Strip to return from Egypt to their homes,” said al-Bozzom.

However, he noted that all those who will return to Gaza will be held in quarantine centers for 21 days.

The last time Egypt reopened Rafah crossing point was in April, for four days, where around 1,600 Gaza Strip residents were held in quarantine centers for 21 days. Enditem

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