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  Tishrei 25, 5778 , 15/10/17

Egypt cancels Rafah opening following IS Sinai attack

Egypt has announced the cancellation of the opening of the Rafah Crossing between Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula, which was planned from Monday until Thursday, following the Islamic State attack in northern Sinai in which six Egyptian soldiers were killed, according to Yediot Ahronot.

Earlier, it was announced that the crossing would be opened to both sides after the declaration of reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah and the transfer of responsibility for the crossings from Hamas to the Palestinian Authority.

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