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Displacing Copts from Rafah or from Egypt?

A terrorist group demanded that Christian families leave the North Sinai town of Rafah. The government quickly carried out these orders sending all Christian employees of Rafah to work in Al-Arish and relocating their children to Al-Arish schools. The incident could have ended there, but fate decreed that the story be leaked to political circles. …

Farid Zahran

Review: Columnists debate Al-Nour clashes, Constituent Assembly members and Sinai

Columnists explore the continuing internal dispute splitting the Salafi Al-Nour party. Others dedicate their columns to Sinai and the suggested idea of arming tribes to safeguard the peninsula. On another note, some commentaries have discussed the growing debate on the Constituent Assembly and its membership, focusing on the five members who resumed their roles within …

Daily News Egypt

Cement prices fall as military takes control of Sinai

By Islam Serour Falling cement prices are attributable to decreased demand and the destruction of smuggling tunnels between Gaza and Rafah, Ahmed Al-Zeiny, the head of the Construction Materials Department at the Cairo Chamber of Commerce, told the Daily News Egypt. These two reasons, according to Al-Zeiny, have contributed greatly to the drop in cement …

Daily News Egypt

Sinai attacks prompt government to invest in development of peninsula

By Ibrahim El-Masry   Measures will be taken within days to increase investment in the Sinai peninsula and to better connect the region with the rest of the country according to Dr Mohamed Mahsoub, Minister of State for Legal and Parliamentary Councils. He added that a Sinai development law will be discussed to nominante Arish …

Daily News Egypt

Rafah attack forces posponement of food expo

By Enaam Eladawy A planned food industries expo has been postponed indefinitely in the wake of the recent attack near Rafah which saw the border crossing to Gaza closed for an indeterminate time. The Cairo Chamber of Commerce (CCC)’s Board of Directors decided to postpone the expo which was scheduled to take place in Gaza …

Daily News Egypt

Review: Rafah’s martyrs overwhelm Egyptian columnists

The recent attacks on the North Sinai border and the death of the 16 army soldiers have hit almost all Egyptian newspapers. Columnists have not only condemned the terrorist assault, but have also suggested plans to redevelop the peninsula and heighten the Egyptian security presence to avoid future attacks.   Amr Al-Shobaki Rafah’s martyrs Al-Masry …

Daily News Egypt