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Sources: “Egyptian Army Opens Fire At Palestinians in Rafah”

author Thursday October 17, 2013 01:50author by IMEMC & Agencies Report post

[Wednesday October 16, 2013] The Palestine Now News Agency has reported that Egyptian soldiers opened fires at the Palestinian side near the border area in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Egyptian Tank - Palestine Now
Egyptian Tank - Palestine Now

Palestinian security sources in Gaza told Palestine Now that the Egyptian army targeted a number of Palestinians in their lands close to the border, no injuries have been reported.

The incident took place while the Egyptian Air Force was flying over the border area with Gaza.

Also on Wednesday, the Egyptian army detonated a tunnel under a home on the Egyptian side, and said that the tunnels lead to the Rafah city.

In related news, Israel allowed Egyptian F16 fighter jets to fly over the border area in Sinai for the first time in 34 years.

Israeli sources said that for the first time since the peace agreement was signed between Cairo and Tel Aviv in 1979, Israel has authorized Egyptian F16 jets to fly over the border area as part of operations the Egyptian military is conducting against armed groups in the Sinai Peninsula.

category arab world | gaza siege | news report author email saed at imemc dot org
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