Cairo, Egypt.- This Monday’s closing takes place on the occasion of the anniversary of the July 23 Revolution, a national holiday for the public and private sectors in the North African country.

The revolution of 1952, also known as the July 23 Revolution, was carried out by a group of Army officers headed by Gamal Abdel Nasser; the fact marked the abolition of the constitutional monarchy in Egypt, proclaimed the Republic and ended the British occupation of the country.

Rafah is the main gateway to the outside world for the 1.8 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, which has been blocked for 11 years by Israel, and is the only crossing point not controlled by the Zionist government.

For weeks, this step has remained open in both directions, despite technical failures in the communication system of the intersection detected on July 17.

On that occasion, the authorities dismissed the reports about the closure of the border, and clarified that it would remain operative for stranded travelers and the movement of humanitarian cases; all this while the repair work was carried out.

‘Never threaten the United States or suffer consequences that few have ever suffered before in all history,’ said Donald Trump, the U.S. president, on Twitter.

This verbal exchange takes place in the context of increased bilateral tensions after Trump’s decision to unilaterally abandon the nuclear agreement with Iran.

The ruler also announced new economic and financial sanctions, which will take effect next month.

Trump’s position was criticised by the international community, including allies such as France, Germany and the United Kingdom, which ratified their support for the agreement signed three years ago with the Islamic Republic.