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News and updates about Rafah Crossing

Report: Egypt to present detailed vision for Philadelphi Corridor

Egypt open to smuggling-prevention obstacle on Gazan side of Rafah Crossing, worried escalation in fighting could topple negotiations, report says.

Report: Egypt to present detailed vision for Philadelphi Corridor

Egypt does not agree to open the Rafah crossing

Senior Egyptian official says Egypt is adamant that the IDF must fully withdraw from the Palestinian Arab side of the Rafah crossing.

Egypt does not agree to open the Rafah crossing

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IDF soldier completes Talmud tractate at the Rafah Crossing

Yosef Haim Simhi, a student of Yeshivat Hakotel, celebrated the completion of Tractate Bava Metzia as part of the Daf Yomi at the Rafah Crossing with his fellow platoon members.

IDF soldier completes Talmud tractate at the Rafah Crossing

Hamas charges:

'Israel caused the Rafah crossing to go out of use'

Hamas accuses IDF of deliberately demolishing structures at the Rafah crossing in a way that cuts off the Gaza Strip from the outside world.

'Israel caused the Rafah crossing to go out of use'

American pressure to open the Rafah crossing

The US is pressuring Egypt to allow the passage of a thousand humanitarian aid trucks through the Rafah crossing despite its opposition to Israeli control of the crossing.

American pressure to open the Rafah crossing

Hamas: No agreement on Rafah Crossing unless Israel withdraws

Hamas demanding Israel withdraw completely from Rafah Crossing, Egyptian source says talks aimed at 'pacifying Palestinians.'

Hamas: No agreement on Rafah Crossing unless Israel withdraws

764 trucks enter Gaza through Rafah Crossing

1,858 humanitarian aid trucks were inspected and transferred into the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom and Erez West Crossings over the last week.

764 trucks enter Gaza through Rafah Crossing

Israel not ruling out 'Palestinian' control of Rafah

Israel and Egypt to open Rafah Crossing in order to allow humanitarian aid to enter Gaza; Israeli security delegation to attend talks in Cairo.

Israel not ruling out 'Palestinian' control of Rafah

US, Egypt and Israel to discuss Rafah crossing

White House to hold a trilateral meeting in Cairo next week to discuss the reopening of the Rafah crossing, reports Axios.

US, Egypt and Israel to discuss Rafah crossing

PA:

'We're willing to operate the Rafah crossing'

Palestinian Authority announces its willingness to operate the Rafah crossing in accordance with the Agreement on Movement and Access which was signed with Israel in 2005.

'We're willing to operate the Rafah crossing'

Likud MKs demand:

'Netanyahu, don't give up control of Rafah Crossing'

12 Likud ministers and MKs write to PM criticizing plan to turn over control of the Rafah Crossing to local Gazans. 'There is no victory without control.'

'Netanyahu, don't give up control of Rafah Crossing'

Egyptian soldier killed in shootout with IDF

Egyptian soldiers fire on IDF troops in area of Rafah Crossing as tensions over Rafah operation escalate.

Egyptian soldier killed in shootout with IDF

Israel discussing Rafah crossing with the US and Egypt

Israel is discussing the issue of operating the border crossing, which will probably be operated by Palestinian Arabs in the first stage.

Israel discussing Rafah crossing with the US and Egypt

Egypt must pay a price for its sponsorship of Hamas

It has become clear that Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi has been playing Israel for a fool. One point to ponder: Israel’s takeover of the border zone from Hamas will necessarily involve the loss of massive profits for the Organi Group and its stakeholders—Sheikh al-Organi and General el-Sisi. Op-ed.

Egypt must pay a price for its sponsorship of Hamas

In conversation with Biden:

Egyptian President agrees to release Gaza aid via Israel

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi agrees to allow humanitarian aid to Gaza to enter via Kerem Shalom crossing instead of Rafah crossing.

Egyptian President agrees to release Gaza aid via Israel

IDF Spokesman reveals:

The man who is a humanitarian worker by day, terrorist by night

IDF Arabic Language Spokesman Lt. Col. Avichay Adraee publishes proof that Rafah Crossing worker was also a member of Hamas's military wing.

The man who is a humanitarian worker by day, terrorist by night

Will the EU control Rafah Crossing?

A European Union organization managed Rafah crossing before the 2007 Hamas takeover. Now the Biden administration wants to bring it back.

Will the EU control Rafah Crossing?

Footage from Rafah Crossing:

Nutella, soft drinks, and snacks among 'humanitarian aid'

An IDF soldier who documented pallets of food en route to Gazans found luxuries that even well-off Israelis would not allow themselves to purchase.

Nutella, soft drinks, and snacks among 'humanitarian aid'

Israeli delegation meets with Egyptian officials in Cairo

The meetings discussed several issues, including IDF operations in Rafah, and closing the Gazan side of the Rafah Crossing, which led to an Egyptian decision to stop transferring aid to Gaza as long as the crossing is closed.

Israeli delegation meets with Egyptian officials in Cairo

Foreign Minister Katz:

'Key to preventing humanitarian crisis in Gaza in Egypt's hands'

Israeli Foreign Minister says he is discussing need to pressure Egypt to reopen the Rafah crossing with his British, German, and Italian counterparts.

'Key to preventing humanitarian crisis in Gaza in Egypt's hands'

Will Rafah operation harm ties with Egypt? Reports are conflicted

Egyptian source claims 'no plans to suspend ties' with Israel, as other reports say Cairo is weighing recalling ambassador from Tel Aviv.

Will Rafah operation harm ties with Egypt? Reports are conflicted

Israel's proposal to the PA for the Rafah crossing

The Palestinian Authority rejected an Israeli proposal to manage the Rafah crossing, among other reasons, due to the imposition of conditions and the freezing of funds by Minister Bezalel Smotrich.

Israel's proposal to the PA for the Rafah crossing

Palestinian Authority turns down offer to control Rafah Crossing

US pressured Israel to turn control of Rafah Crossing over to Palestinian Authority - but the PA rejected the proposal, report says.

Palestinian Authority turns down offer to control Rafah Crossing

Rafah:

Terror cells eliminated in close-quarters combat

IDF soldiers face Hamas terrorists in battle at Rafah crossing as IAF strikes rocket and mortar launching sites in Rafah.

Terror cells eliminated in close-quarters combat

30 terrorists eliminated

Watch: The moment the IDF entered Rafah

During the operation, the soldiers eliminated about 30 terrorists and destroyed large amounts of terrorist infrastructure in the region.

Watch: The moment the IDF entered Rafah

Egypt:

'Occupation of Rafah crossing will not harm peace agreement'

An Egyptian official said that Egypt does not believe that the existing circumstances would harm the peace agreement with Israel and, in particular, the security appendices of the agreement.

'Occupation of Rafah crossing will not harm peace agreement'

Watch: IDF forces enter Rafah

IDF publishes footage of forces entering, taking control of Rafah Crossing between Gaza and Egypt.

Watch: IDF forces enter Rafah

20 terrorists eliminated:

Rafah Crossing under IDF control

IDF forces take control of Gazan side of Rafah Crossing, provide Egypt with ongoing updates.

Rafah Crossing under IDF control

Sources:

'Israel moving to capture Palestinian side of Rafah crossing'

Axios reports that Israeli forces are planning to capture the Palestinian Arab side of the Rafah crossing and monitor all aid entering Gaza.

'Israel moving to capture Palestinian side of Rafah crossing'

The Rafah operation must take place—even in defiance of the US

The deadlock in negotiations for the release of Israeli captives, coupled with American accusations against the group, has paved the way for the offensive. Opinion.

The Rafah operation must take place—even in defiance of the US

Israel, Egypt, weigh moving Rafah Crossing

Israel and Egypt discuss moving Rafah Crossing to where Egypt, Gaza, and Israel borders meet, near Kerem Shalom.

Israel, Egypt, weigh moving Rafah Crossing

After protesters were stopped:

129 trucks cross into Gaza through Kerem Shalom

After police managed to prevent protesters from blocking aid trucks, 129 crossed the border to deliver aid. Another 97 trucks entered the Strip through the Rafah Crossing.

129 trucks cross into Gaza through Kerem Shalom

Israel to propose: Create obstacle on Philadelphi Route

The US would be required to fund the construction of an underground obstacle to prevent Egypt-Gaza smuggling; Egypt expected to oppose.

Israel to propose: Create obstacle on Philadelphi Route

Egyptian sources: IDF is not operating along Philadelphi Route

Crossings Authority in Gaza says Egypt denied reports that IDF is operating on Philadelphi Route on Gaza-Egypt border.

Egyptian sources: IDF is not operating along Philadelphi Route

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Gazans loot aid trucks at Rafah border crossing

New footage shows Gazans swarming trucks of humanitarian supplies only a short distance past the Rafah border crossing.

Gazans loot aid trucks at Rafah border crossing

Report:

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for the transfer of wounded Gazans

Media in Egypt report that Rafah crossing will be opened for the purpose of transferring wounded Palestinian Arabs into Egypt.

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for the transfer of wounded Gazans

UNRWA: Thousands loot humanitarian aid warehouses

The UNRWA claims that warehouses holding humanitarian aid were emptied, I'm called for a more steady flow of supplies to Gaza.

UNRWA: Thousands loot humanitarian aid warehouses

Eight trucks with humanitarian aid enter Gaza Strip

Eight trucks with water, food and medical equipment enter Gaza through the Rafah crossing.

Eight trucks with humanitarian aid enter Gaza Strip

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Nurit Cooper and Yocheved Lifshitz arrive at Rafah Crossing

Hamas releases 2 captives of the over 200 who were abducted to Gaza during Simchat Torah massacre.

Nurit Cooper and Yocheved Lifshitz arrive at Rafah Crossing

20 trucks carrying aid enter Gaza through Rafah Crossing

US warns: Unclear how long Rafah Crossing will remain open for foreign citizens to depart Gaza.

20 trucks carrying aid enter Gaza through Rafah Crossing

Sources:

Rafah crossing won't open Friday despite Biden's expectations

Source says crossing still needs road repairs, and other details need to be worked out before aid trucks can pass through.

Rafah crossing won't open Friday despite Biden's expectations

Biden:

'Sisi agreed to open Rafah crossing to Gaza'

US President says Egyptian President has agreed to open Rafah crossing to allow 20 trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.

'Sisi agreed to open Rafah crossing to Gaza'

US report:

Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt to open

Rafah border crossing to open for entry of foreigners and dual nationals, as well as the delivery of humanitarian aid into Gaza.

Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt to open

PA chairman speaks with Biden:

Abbas condemns Hamas massacre, but not absolutely

PA chairman also supports Egypt's refusal to allow Gaza civilians to flee through the Rafah Crossing.

Abbas condemns Hamas massacre, but not absolutely

Egypt to close Rafah crossing until further notice

Egypt will close Rafah crossing until further notice on Monday, citing security reasons.

Egypt to close Rafah crossing until further notice

Egypt opens Rafah crossing with Gaza 'indefinitely'

This is the first time in years that Egypt has opened the crossing for more then a few days at a time.

Egypt opens Rafah crossing with Gaza 'indefinitely'

Egypt reopens Rafah crossing for four days

Crossing between Egypt and Gaza has been virtually sealed since a terrorist attack in the Sinai Peninsula in October 2014.

Egypt reopens Rafah crossing for four days

Egypt reopens Rafah crossing for three days

Egypt has kept the crossing with Gaza virtually sealed since a terrorist attack in the Sinai Peninsula in October 2014.

Egypt reopens Rafah crossing for three days

From the Israeli Press: The outline  of a solution for Gaza

From the Israeli Press: The outline  of a solution for Gaza

Egypt closes Rafah crossing to Gaza

Egyptian authorities close Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza in both directions.

Egypt closes Rafah crossing to Gaza

Egypt to bar Gazans after Hamas takes over crossing

Hamas terror group announces Egypt to stop allowing entry to Gazans after PA abandons Rafah Crossing to Hamas.

Egypt to bar Gazans after Hamas takes over crossing

Egyptian army kills three jihadists in the Sinai

Egypt continuing its crackdown on Sinai-based terrorism.

Egyptian army kills three jihadists in the Sinai

Egypt to close Rafah crossing for three days

Egyptian authorities to close Rafah border crossing with Gaza for three days starting Friday.

Egypt to close Rafah crossing for three days

Egypt to keep Rafah crossing open throughout Ramadan

Egyptian President orders to keep border crossing between Gaza and Egypt open throughout the holy month of Ramadan.

Egypt to keep Rafah crossing open throughout Ramadan

Report: Egypt to allow body of Hamas engineer into Gaza

Egypt to reportedly allow Hamas member's burial in Gaza despite Israeli request not to until Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul are returned.

Report: Egypt to allow body of Hamas engineer into Gaza

Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing for two days

Egyptian authorities to reopen Rafah crossing for two days for the passage of humanitarian cases.

Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing for two days

Egypt closes Rafah crossing hours after opening it

Egyptian authorities abruptly close crossing between Gaza and Egypt for reasons that are unclear.

Egypt closes Rafah crossing hours after opening it

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for humanitarian cases

Egypt opens largely sealed border crossing with Gaza for four days.

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for humanitarian cases

Egypt-Gaza crossing remains closed after Sinai attack

Egypt keeps Rafah border crossing closed following attack on Sinai mosque in which more than 300 people were killed.

Egypt-Gaza crossing remains closed after Sinai attack

Rafah crossing to reopen for three days

Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt to reopen for humanitarian cases.

Rafah crossing to reopen for three days