Egypt Independent

Egypt closes Ouga crossing for Jewish feast



Egyptian authorities decided on Monday to close a commercial border crossing to Israel for two days due to Israel's Passover celebration.

A security source said that the closure of Ouga crossing is part of an Egyptian-Israeli agreement to stall movement through border crossings at certain times.

The borders are also closed for Eid Al-Adha (the feast that marks the Muslim pilgrimage) and the Jewish Yom Kippur, as well as on other occasions agreed on by both sides.

Egypt passes humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip through the Ouga crossing to Israel.

The crossing is also a route for goods and Egyptian-Israeli trade, according to an agreement signed by both countries and the US.