Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he said on his official Twitter account.
Egypt will keep the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip open for a month, marking the longest period in years that the gateway to and from the economically battered enclave has been accessible.
Egyptian authorities opened the border crossing from Saturday to Tuesday but then made a decision to keep it open until further notice citing humanitarian concerns for two million Palestinians stranded in Gaza, which has been under Israeli blockade since Hamas took control in 2007.
The last extended opening lasted three weeks in 2013. The crossing is usually open a few dozen days a year.
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Previous openings of the crossing have been cut short by violence in the Sinai peninsula, or with authorities giving other reasons.
More than 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on Monday border clashes and protests along the territory's perimeter. At least 63 Palestinians were killed and about 2,800 injured in clashes with Israeli forces on May 14 following the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem.
This crossing is mainly specialized for individual movements across borders, and was being prepared for the transfer of goods between the two courtiers.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniya paid a brief visit on Sunday to Egypt, where he met with the director of the country's intelligence services Abbas Kamel.