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Why is Egypt building more walls around Gaza?

Egyptian army spokesman Tamer al-Rifai said May 4 that Egypt has destroyed more than 3,000 tunnels leading to the Gaza Strip since 2015, noting that these tunnels have posed a threat to the Egyptian national security, as they were used for the infiltration of terrorists and the smuggling of arms, ammunition, …

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Evacuated Egyptians ordered to pay for compulsory coronavirus quarantine at 5-star airport hotel

Egypt on Tuesday required citizens evacuated from abroad to be quarantined at a Cairo airport hotel at their own expense, The New Arab‘s Arabic-language website reported, eliciting anger and opposition from Egyptian travellers upon their return home.

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Why is Egypt building a wall along its border with Gaza?

 Al-Monitor revealed Feb. 14 that Egyptian authorities had begun the first phase for building a tall concrete wall on the border with the Gaza Strip. Tribal sources told Al-Monitor that the wall will extend from the Kerem Shalom crossing to the Rafah border crossing. Meanwhile, the Egyptian armed forces have not …

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Has Egypt succeeded in calming situation on Gaza border?

In an attempt to ease the tensions flaring up on the borders between Israel and the Gaza Strip since mid-January, Egyptian intelligence resumed its mediation between Hamas and Israel on Feb. 10. The escalation came after Palestinian groups launched incendiary balloons and rockets from the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel, and …

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Egypt builds a wall on border with Gaza

Maj. Gen. Ahmed Abdel Khalek, the Egyptian intelligence officer in charge of Cairo’s Palestinian portfolio, arrived in the Gaza Strip Feb. 10 as head of an Egyptian security delegation that made a field trip along the Egyptian-Gazan border as part of the new Egyptian preparations to boost border security and prevent extremists from entering the Sinai …

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Palestinians paying thousands of dollars in bribes to leave Gaza

For residents of the besieged Gaza Strip, there are two ways to leave and neither is easy. The first route is via the Erez crossing on the eastern edge of the territory into Israel, while the second option is to travel south to Egypt via Rafah.

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