Egypt closes Rafah Gaza crossing indefinitely
The crossing had been open for a week and an Egyptian source told the German Press Agency that the crossing would be closed indefinitely.
Ibrahim was unharmed, but more than 21 people were wounded, including one who died the next day.
Ministry spokesman Abdel-Fatah Osman told a local TV station that Badr had been dismissed from the army because of his “jihadist orientation.”
Also on Saturday, Egyptian security forces continued operations in Sinai and arrested dozens of suspects and confiscated weapons, Egyptian officials told Ma’an News Agency. Raids took place in several villages in and around El-Arish.
In other news, AFP reported that Israel named Haim Koren as its new ambassador to Egypt.
Koren is currently nonresident ambassador to South Sudan and previously served as the director of the Foreign Ministry’s political planning division and on the Cairo embassy staff.
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