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Israeli delegation meets with Egyptian officials in Cairo

The meetings discussed several issues, including IDF operations in Rafah, and closing the Gazan side of the Rafah Crossing, which led to an Egyptian decision to stop transferring aid to Gaza as long as the crossing is closed.

Israeli delegation meets with Egyptian officials in Cairo

Foreign Minister Katz:

'Key to preventing humanitarian crisis in Gaza in Egypt's hands'

Israeli Foreign Minister says he is discussing need to pressure Egypt to reopen the Rafah crossing with his British, German, and Italian counterparts.

'Key to preventing humanitarian crisis in Gaza in Egypt's hands'

Will Rafah operation harm ties with Egypt? Reports are conflicted

Egyptian source claims 'no plans to suspend ties' with Israel, as other reports say Cairo is weighing recalling ambassador from Tel Aviv.

Will Rafah operation harm ties with Egypt? Reports are conflicted

Israel's proposal to the PA for the Rafah crossing

The Palestinian Authority rejected an Israeli proposal to manage the Rafah crossing, among other reasons, due to the imposition of conditions and the freezing of funds by Minister Bezalel Smotrich.

Israel's proposal to the PA for the Rafah crossing

Palestinian Authority turns down offer to control Rafah Crossing

US pressured Israel to turn control of Rafah Crossing over to Palestinian Authority - but the PA rejected the proposal, report says.

Palestinian Authority turns down offer to control Rafah Crossing

Rafah:

Terror cells eliminated in close-quarters combat

IDF soldiers face Hamas terrorists in battle at Rafah crossing as IAF strikes rocket and mortar launching sites in Rafah.

Terror cells eliminated in close-quarters combat

30 terrorists eliminated

Watch: The moment the IDF entered Rafah

During the operation, the soldiers eliminated about 30 terrorists and destroyed large amounts of terrorist infrastructure in the region.

Watch: The moment the IDF entered Rafah

Egypt:

'Occupation of Rafah crossing will not harm peace agreement'

An Egyptian official said that Egypt does not believe that the existing circumstances would harm the peace agreement with Israel and, in particular, the security appendices of the agreement.

'Occupation of Rafah crossing will not harm peace agreement'

Watch: IDF forces enter Rafah

IDF publishes footage of forces entering, taking control of Rafah Crossing between Gaza and Egypt.

Watch: IDF forces enter Rafah

20 terrorists eliminated:

Rafah Crossing under IDF control

IDF forces take control of Gazan side of Rafah Crossing, provide Egypt with ongoing updates.

Rafah Crossing under IDF control

Sources:

'Israel moving to capture Palestinian side of Rafah crossing'

Axios reports that Israeli forces are planning to capture the Palestinian Arab side of the Rafah crossing and monitor all aid entering Gaza.

'Israel moving to capture Palestinian side of Rafah crossing'

The Rafah operation must take place—even in defiance of the US

The deadlock in negotiations for the release of Israeli captives, coupled with American accusations against the group, has paved the way for the offensive. Opinion.

The Rafah operation must take place—even in defiance of the US

Israel, Egypt, weigh moving Rafah Crossing

Israel and Egypt discuss moving Rafah Crossing to where Egypt, Gaza, and Israel borders meet, near Kerem Shalom.

Israel, Egypt, weigh moving Rafah Crossing

After protesters were stopped:

129 trucks cross into Gaza through Kerem Shalom

After police managed to prevent protesters from blocking aid trucks, 129 crossed the border to deliver aid. Another 97 trucks entered the Strip through the Rafah Crossing.

129 trucks cross into Gaza through Kerem Shalom

Israel to propose: Create obstacle on Philadelphi Route

The US would be required to fund the construction of an underground obstacle to prevent Egypt-Gaza smuggling; Egypt expected to oppose.

Israel to propose: Create obstacle on Philadelphi Route

Egyptian sources: IDF is not operating along Philadelphi Route

Crossings Authority in Gaza says Egypt denied reports that IDF is operating on Philadelphi Route on Gaza-Egypt border.

Egyptian sources: IDF is not operating along Philadelphi Route

Watch:

Gazans loot aid trucks at Rafah border crossing

New footage shows Gazans swarming trucks of humanitarian supplies only a short distance past the Rafah border crossing.

Gazans loot aid trucks at Rafah border crossing

Report:

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for the transfer of wounded Gazans

Media in Egypt report that Rafah crossing will be opened for the purpose of transferring wounded Palestinian Arabs into Egypt.

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for the transfer of wounded Gazans

UNRWA: Thousands loot humanitarian aid warehouses

The UNRWA claims that warehouses holding humanitarian aid were emptied, I'm called for a more steady flow of supplies to Gaza.

UNRWA: Thousands loot humanitarian aid warehouses

Eight trucks with humanitarian aid enter Gaza Strip

Eight trucks with water, food and medical equipment enter Gaza through the Rafah crossing.

Eight trucks with humanitarian aid enter Gaza Strip

Watch:

Nurit Cooper and Yocheved Lifshitz arrive at Rafah Crossing

Hamas releases 2 captives of the over 200 who were abducted to Gaza during Simchat Torah massacre.

Nurit Cooper and Yocheved Lifshitz arrive at Rafah Crossing

20 trucks carrying aid enter Gaza through Rafah Crossing

US warns: Unclear how long Rafah Crossing will remain open for foreign citizens to depart Gaza.

20 trucks carrying aid enter Gaza through Rafah Crossing

Sources:

Rafah crossing won't open Friday despite Biden's expectations

Source says crossing still needs road repairs, and other details need to be worked out before aid trucks can pass through.

Rafah crossing won't open Friday despite Biden's expectations

Biden:

'Sisi agreed to open Rafah crossing to Gaza'

US President says Egyptian President has agreed to open Rafah crossing to allow 20 trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.

'Sisi agreed to open Rafah crossing to Gaza'

US report:

Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt to open

Rafah border crossing to open for entry of foreigners and dual nationals, as well as the delivery of humanitarian aid into Gaza.

Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt to open

PA chairman speaks with Biden:

Abbas condemns Hamas massacre, but not absolutely

PA chairman also supports Egypt's refusal to allow Gaza civilians to flee through the Rafah Crossing.

Abbas condemns Hamas massacre, but not absolutely

Egypt to close Rafah crossing until further notice

Egypt will close Rafah crossing until further notice on Monday, citing security reasons.

Egypt to close Rafah crossing until further notice

Egypt opens Rafah crossing with Gaza 'indefinitely'

This is the first time in years that Egypt has opened the crossing for more then a few days at a time.

Egypt opens Rafah crossing with Gaza 'indefinitely'

Egypt reopens Rafah crossing for four days

Crossing between Egypt and Gaza has been virtually sealed since a terrorist attack in the Sinai Peninsula in October 2014.

Egypt reopens Rafah crossing for four days

Egypt reopens Rafah crossing for three days

Egypt has kept the crossing with Gaza virtually sealed since a terrorist attack in the Sinai Peninsula in October 2014.

Egypt reopens Rafah crossing for three days

From the Israeli Press: The outline  of a solution for Gaza

From the Israeli Press: The outline  of a solution for Gaza

Egypt closes Rafah crossing to Gaza

Egyptian authorities close Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza in both directions.

Egypt closes Rafah crossing to Gaza

Egypt to bar Gazans after Hamas takes over crossing

Hamas terror group announces Egypt to stop allowing entry to Gazans after PA abandons Rafah Crossing to Hamas.

Egypt to bar Gazans after Hamas takes over crossing

Egyptian army kills three jihadists in the Sinai

Egypt continuing its crackdown on Sinai-based terrorism.

Egyptian army kills three jihadists in the Sinai

Egypt to close Rafah crossing for three days

Egyptian authorities to close Rafah border crossing with Gaza for three days starting Friday.

Egypt to close Rafah crossing for three days

Egypt to keep Rafah crossing open throughout Ramadan

Egyptian President orders to keep border crossing between Gaza and Egypt open throughout the holy month of Ramadan.

Egypt to keep Rafah crossing open throughout Ramadan

Report: Egypt to allow body of Hamas engineer into Gaza

Egypt to reportedly allow Hamas member's burial in Gaza despite Israeli request not to until Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul are returned.

Report: Egypt to allow body of Hamas engineer into Gaza

Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing for two days

Egyptian authorities to reopen Rafah crossing for two days for the passage of humanitarian cases.

Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing for two days

Egypt closes Rafah crossing hours after opening it

Egyptian authorities abruptly close crossing between Gaza and Egypt for reasons that are unclear.

Egypt closes Rafah crossing hours after opening it

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for humanitarian cases

Egypt opens largely sealed border crossing with Gaza for four days.

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for humanitarian cases

Egypt-Gaza crossing remains closed after Sinai attack

Egypt keeps Rafah border crossing closed following attack on Sinai mosque in which more than 300 people were killed.

Egypt-Gaza crossing remains closed after Sinai attack

Rafah crossing to reopen for three days

Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt to reopen for humanitarian cases.

Rafah crossing to reopen for three days

Preparations complete for opening of Rafah crossing

PA may delay opening of crossing to Egypt due to disagreement with Hamas.

Preparations complete for opening of Rafah crossing

From today PA controls Gaza crossings

After a decade, Palestinian Authority to assume control of Gazan side of border crossings from Hamas.

From today PA controls Gaza crossings

Egypt scraps Rafah reopening following Sinai attack

Egypt announces it won't reopen Rafah border crossing following ISIS attack in northern Sinai.

Egypt scraps Rafah reopening following Sinai attack

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for Gazan pilgrims

Egyptian authorities open Rafah crossing to allow a group of hajj pilgrims to travel to Saudi Arabia via Egypt.

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for Gazan pilgrims

Hamas tightens security following suicide attack

Hamas’s security forces tighten security in Gaza after suicide bombing at the Rafah crossing.

Hamas tightens security following suicide attack

Report: Hamas members wounded in explosion in Rafah

Arab reports say a suicide bomber blew himself up at Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt.

Report: Hamas members wounded in explosion in Rafah

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for pilgrims

Egyptian authorities to open Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza to allow the passage of Muslim pilgrims traveling to Saudi Arabia.

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for pilgrims

Trade between Gaza and Egypt increasing

Senior Hamas official confirms Hamas and Egypt have reached understandings on opening of Rafah crossing.

Trade between Gaza and Egypt increasing

Egypt closes Rafah crossing

Egyptian authorities close Rafah border crossing with Gaza, after opening it for three days for humanitarian cases.

Egypt closes Rafah crossing

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for three days

Egyptian authorities open crossing between Gaza and Egypt in both directions for humanitarian cases.

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for three days

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for three days

Egyptian authorities temporarily open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza, which has been mostly closed since a 2014 attack in the Sinai.

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for three days

Rafah crossing opened for 'humanitarian cases'

Egypt temporarily opens the Rafah crossing on the border with Gaza.

Rafah crossing opened for 'humanitarian cases'

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for Hajj pilgrimage

Egyptian authorities to open the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza for three days on Tuesday.

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for Hajj pilgrimage

Egypt closes Rafah crossing after five-day opening

Egypt allows 3,099 people to enter through Rafah crossing over five days before closing the border again.

Egypt closes Rafah crossing after five-day opening

Hamas blames PA for closure of Rafah crossing

Gazan minister says Abbas's Palestinian Authority is responsible for the border crossing between Egypt and Gaza.

Hamas blames PA for closure of Rafah crossing

Egypt temporarily reopens Rafah border crossing

Hamas says Egypt temporarily reopens the Rafah border crossing with Gaza.

Egypt temporarily reopens Rafah border crossing

Days after terror tunnel revelation, Egypt lets cement into Gaza

Israeli security establishment furious as Egypt lets cement trucks through Rafah crossing, in decision with Abbas that disregarded Israel.

Days after terror tunnel revelation, Egypt lets cement into Gaza

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for two days

Egypt opens the Rafah border crossing into Gaza for the first time in three months.

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for two days