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Cairo - Egypt Indefinitely Closes Rafah Crossing With Gaza Strip

Published on: July 5, 2013 07:52 AM
By: Jerusalem Post
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Palestinian members of security forces loyal to Hamas stand guard on the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip July 5, 2013. Egyptian security forces closed the Rafah border crossing and state media said it would reopen on Saturday. Security sources said Islamist gunmen opened fire on El-Arish airport, close to the border with the Gaza Strip and Israel and at three military checkpoints. A police station in Rafah on the Gaza border was hit by rockets, wounding several soldiers.  REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu MustafaPalestinian members of security forces loyal to Hamas stand guard on the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip July 5, 2013. Egyptian security forces closed the Rafah border crossing and state media said it would reopen on Saturday. Security sources said Islamist gunmen opened fire on El-Arish airport, close to the border with the Gaza Strip and Israel and at three military checkpoints. A police station in Rafah on the Gaza border was hit by rockets, wounding several soldiers.  REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Cairo - Egypt has closed the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Friday indefinitely. 

Maher Abu Sabha, director of border crossings in Gaza says Egypt told Hamas of the indefinite closure.

The closure comes after Islamist gunmen staged multiple attacks on security forces in Egypt’s troubled Sinai Peninsula early Friday, two days after the army overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, security sources and state television reported.

The security sources said a soldier was killed and two were wounded when a police station in Rafah on the border with the Gaza Strip came under rocket fire. The police post is close to the local headquarters of military intelligence.


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 Jul 05, 2013 at 08:21 AM honestbroker Says:

Don't hold your breath waiting for the UN, the EU, the NGO's and the rest of those hypocrites to start whining about the poor Palstinians. Don't look for the flotillas either . That's reserved strictly for the Jews,

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 Jul 05, 2013 at 10:59 AM NeveAliza Says:

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honestbroker Says:

Don't hold your breath waiting for the UN, the EU, the NGO's and the rest of those hypocrites to start whining about the poor Palstinians. Don't look for the flotillas either . That's reserved strictly for the Jews,

Amen to that. Only the Jews are required to send in Humanitarian Aid. No one expects that from their Arab brothers.

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