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The closure comes after the crossing was opened for Palestinian pilgrims to return from Saudi Arabia
The most recent deadly attack was on a road connecting Rafah to Al-Arish
Three conscripts were injured in Sinai’s most recent violence
Fatah’s position is to not interfere in affairs of other countries: Fatah’s official spokesperson
Al-Rayessa checkpoint attacked again and three soldiers injured in Al-Sheikh Zowayed
The decision to open the crossing comes to allow pilgrims from the Gaza Strip to enter Egypt before they fly to Saudi Arabia
Egypt says it has closed the Rafah crossing for “security reasons” as it seeks to cleanse the Sinai Peninsula, which borders Gaza, of Islamist militants.
The crossing has been repeatedly opened and shut since the ouster of Morsi
The border crossing was shut after a deadly attack in Sinai last week
A security source stated that the IED exploded in the village of Al-Wadi Al-Akhdar along the International Road, resulting in the injury of 8 soldiers and one civilian.
A petition has been launched calling on Egypt to reopen it
Hamas Prime Minister stresses that Hamas will only use weapons against Israel
During the campaign a number of militants thought to have carried out attacks against security forces were arrested and transferred to the proper authorities for investigation.
The latest bombing also left 17 injured including seven civilians
Police and army forces recently conducted the largest and most violent military operation seen yet against militant locations in southern Sheikh Zuweid and western Rafah.
Unknown assailants fire on previous member of the People’s Assembly in North Sinai
The three are accused of perpetrating Rafah’s CSF soldiers killings
Various media reports over the past two days have claimed that the army is planning to establish a buffer zone along the borders with Gaza
Foreign ministry official denies that three Egyptians were in Gaza for diplomatic purposes
The three reportedly admitted to being directly involved in the killing of the soldiers.
They further affirmed claims that they had arrested six individuals in connection with other attacks throughout Sinai, including one Palestinian living in Al-Arish.
Four militants killed in Sinai, seven others arrested and three illegal tunnels destroyed by the army
Strict provisions outline which and when Palestinians can cross the Rafah border
Two in critical condition following attacks on Central Security Forces in Rafah
Six dead and 19 wounded from amongst security forces and citizens
Armed group Beit Al-Maqdis claims an Israeli drone strike killed four of its members while the Egyptian armed forces denies any Israeli involvement in the incident
Two large explosions near the Egyptian Israeli border were not an Israeli drone strike
The army honoured the families of 16 soldiers killed last year in Ramadan
Daily attacks in Sinai result in 30 dead and 151 injured, mostly security
Four security personnel dead and at least ten injured in the latest attacks on security forces