RAFAH BORDER

  • Israel launches scores of airstrikes into Gaza November 17, 2012

    Gaza City, Gaza Strip: Israel bombarded the Hamasruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes on early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations to include the prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels. The new attacks followed an unprecedented...
  • Egypt permanently opens Gaza border crossing May 28, 2011

    Rafah: After four years, Egypt on Saturday permanently opened the Gaza Strip's main gateway to the outside world, bringing longawaited relief to the territory's Palestinian population and a significant achievement for the area's ruling Hamas militant group. The reopening of the Rafah border crossing eases an Egyptian blockade of Gaza that...