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  • 20:47 - 14 June 2020

First batch of Palestinians stranded in Egypt to return to Palestine on June 21

RAMALLAH, (Drah) – 

Palestinian media resources in Ramallah noted today Sunday, June 14, 2020 that the first batch of Palestinians who have gone stranded in Egypt due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic will be admitted to Palestine on the 21st of June.

The resources said that a total of 1500 Palestinians in Egypt will be gradually evacuated in groups of 160 to Jordan via Egyptian aircraft, before they are immediately bused to the Karama border crossing, on Palestine-Jordan border, for admission to Palestine.

Arrangements with Jordan and other neighboring countries are currently underway to secure the return of around 6500 Palestinians who have been stranded in many countries due to the pandemic, the resources pointed out.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian media resources in Ramallah confirmed a plane carrying 160 stranded Palestinian passengers will be admitted to Jordan on a daily basis, after neighboring Jordan agreed to open its airspace and borders to evacuate the stranded Palestinian students and citizens, and after all the technical and logistical arrangements were met to ensure a safe return of the passengers.

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