News Brief 6/5/2011, Sivan 3, 5771
Report: Egypt Closes Rafiah Crossing
A report in Arab media Sunday said that Egypt was closing the Rafiah crossing to Gaza. The report said that Egyptian authorities made the decision after finding two Gaza Arabs in Alexandria who had weapons in their car. There was no confirmation of the move by either Egyptian or Hamas officials.
The Rafiah crossing was opened last weekend by Egypt on a permanent basis. Several hundred Gazans have crossed into Sinai each day since then.