Rafah Crossing is Lifeline: Palestinians Protest its Closure With Egypt

Published January 26th, 2019 - 07:22 GMT

Palestinians, Thursday 24 January 2018, decided to rally against the closing of Rafah crossing which links Palestine and Egypt. 

The Rafah Border Crossing was recognized by the 1979 Israel–Egypt Peace Treaty. The original crossing point was called the Rafah Land Port. 

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Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand at the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand at the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand at the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand at the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. SAID KHATIB / AFP

The Rafah border crossing. (AFP/Said Khatib)

The Rafah border crossing. (AFP/Said Khatib)

Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas (right) stand guard outside the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, as security forces loyal to the Palestinian Authority stand guard inside (left), in the southern Gaza Strip. 
Said Khatib / AFP

Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas (right) stand guard outside the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, as security forces loyal to the Palestinian Authority stand guard inside (left), in the southern Gaza Strip. Said Khatib / AFP

Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand at the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand at the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP
The Rafah border crossing. (AFP/Said Khatib)
Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas (right) stand guard outside the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, as security forces loyal to the Palestinian Authority stand guard inside (left), in the southern Gaza Strip. 
Said Khatib / AFP
Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand at the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand at the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand at the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand at the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. 
SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinians protest against the closure of the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip and the Israeli blockade on the territory, on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. SAID KHATIB / AFP
The Rafah border crossing. (AFP/Said Khatib)
The Rafah border crossing. (AFP/Said Khatib)
Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas (right) stand guard outside the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, as security forces loyal to the Palestinian Authority stand guard inside (left), in the southern Gaza Strip. 
Said Khatib / AFP
Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas (right) stand guard outside the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, as security forces loyal to the Palestinian Authority stand guard inside (left), in the southern Gaza Strip. Said Khatib / AFP