Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Rafah border

According to Haaretz, Palestinian National Security Adviser Jibril Rajoub has stated that the Rafah border will reopen this Friday and Saturday for students, Gazans with overseas residence, medical and special needs cases.

Israeli Reporting

Alternative border arrangements

The Palestinian Ministry of Civil Affairs (MoCA) is reporting via its website that an agreement has now been reached between the PA and the Israelis to allow up to 50 people a day to leave Gaza for Jordan given the official closure of the Rafah border since 7 September.

The 50 persons will comprise students, Gazans with overseas residency and humanitarian cases. The IDF will provide buses between Erez and Allenby Bridge. This agreement came into effect from today.

Palestinian Reporting (MoCA)

Hamas rally

Hamas is organising a rally in the former settlement of Kfar Darom after third prayers to celebrate the Israeli withdrawal.

Palestinian Reporting

Erez crossing

Erez crossing was open today for the movement of 195 workers and 239 merchants into Israel.

Palestinian Reporting

Gaza buffer zone

IDF bulldozers are currently working to the north and east of Beit Hanoun leveling land as part of the intended buffer zone.

Palestinian Reporting