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Different angles to analyse Rafah’s turmoil

At midnight on Sunday, 16 Egyptian border guards were pronounced dead. One might imagine that they were just sitting together during iftar, enjoying some of Sinai’s tasty dates and milk when unrevealed gunmen abruptly shot them dead. Some of those killed might have even been taking their last bite of bread at that very moment. …

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Tunnel business, security vacuum main concerns for Arish residents

By Tamim Elyan Al-Arish: Two pickup trucks loaded with machine guns carrying armed Bedouins roam the streets of Al-Arish in demonstration of power, intimidating the residents of the otherwise tranquil Sinai city. The over 150,000 residents of Al-Arish and neighboring cities of Sheikh Zowayed and Rafah are witnessing deteriorating economic and security conditions in the area …


Egypt, Hamas reopen Rafah border after agreement

RAFAH: The Rafah border crossing was reopened on Wednesday after disagreements between Egypt and Hamas were resolved, an Egyptian official said. The crossing is the only one into the Gaza Strip that bypasses Israel. An Egyptian security official said that agreement was reached between the two sides after an Egyptian decision to raise the number …


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