Projectiles hit two Egyptian Red Sea towns on Friday, sources and officials say, wounding at least six people in Taba near the border with Israel.
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi on Wednesday warned his armed forces and the general public to rein in their anger and enthusiasm, in an apparent reference to the outrage felt in Egypt at the Israeli military onslaught on neighbouring Gaza.
The official narrative in which an Israeli tank “accidentally” hit an Egyptian military post on the border with Israel over the weekend has been met with doubts in Egypt as Israel ramps up a non-stop, deadly and indiscriminate bombing campaign on the Gaza Strip for the third consecutive week.
Dozens of Egyptian activists and protesters have been arrested over the weekend after protests erupted, mainly in the capital, Cairo and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, in support of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, who have been targeted by a deadly and indiscriminate bombing campaign by Israel for over …
The military spokesperson for the Egyptian army confirmed in a Sunday evening statement that some members of an Egyptian border control tower were accidentally injured by shrapnel from an Israeli tank.
Israel’s Defence Force (IDF) announced in a statement on Twitter that an IDF tank accidentally opened fire and hit an Egyptian post adjacent to the border in the Kerem Shalom region on Sunday evening, 22 October.
Egypt on Tuesday moved to prevent a mass exodus from the besieged Gaza Strip into its Sinai Peninsula as Israeli bombardment prevented crossing at the Rafah border crossing, which is the Palestinian enclave’s main exit point, Gaza officials and Egyptian security sources said.
Gaza’s sole border crossing with Egypt, the only entry point not controlled by Israel, was hit by an Israeli air strike Tuesday for the third time in 24 hours, an AFP photographer and an NGO said.
In a concerning development, Israeli occupation aircraft bombed the gate at the Rafah Crossing, which serves as a vital link between Egypt and Gaza.
An Egyptian policeman shot and killed two Israeli tourists and an Egyptian in the Serapeum of Alexandria area of Alexandria, local sources confirmed.