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28 May 2024

Gazans pour into Egypt for second day

By Agencies


Gazans poured into Egypt for a second consecutive day on Thursday to stock up on supplies after militants blew open the border barrier of the Hamas-run territory, witnesses said.


Hundreds of people continued to cross the border; most of them intent on buying goods on the Egyptian side a week after Israel imposed a blockade on the impoverished, densely populated territory.

Since militants set off explosions bringing down several stretches of the wall that marks the border between Gaza and Egypt in the divided town of Rafah on Tuesday night, tens of thousands of Gazans have flooded out.

Shelves in numerous stores on the Egyptian side of the town of Rafah and in El-Arish further west have emptied because of the unexpected influx, witnesses said. (AFP)