Palestinian men stand by the closed gate of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, which is under the control of the Palestinian Authority, in the southern Gaza Strip on November 17, 2017. AFP / SAID KHATIB
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The largely sealed border between Gaza and Egypt was set to open for three days for the first time since the Palestinian reconciliation deal, an official said Friday.Interior Ministry spokesman Iyad al-Bozum told AFP that the Rafah crossing from the coastal Palestinian enclave into Egypt would be open from Saturday.Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip had been totally sealed since August, and was largely closed for years beforehand.Both Israel and Egypt have maintained blockades of Gaza for years, arguing that they are necessary to isolate Hamas.Separately, a Palestinian rammed his car into two Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank Friday before trying to stab soldiers and being shot, the Israeli army alleged.
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