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Israel ministers slam Rafah reopening

JERUSALEM: Israeli ministers on Sunday slammed Egypt’s decision to reopen its Rafah border crossing with Egypt, warning that terror groups would be able to move weapons and people freely through the crossing. Israel has warned that reopening the crossing, which Egypt closed to almost all traffic in 2007, would boost Hamas, the Islamist group that …

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Rafah opening boosts Hamas as Egypt adjusts

CAIRO: Egypt’s decision to permanently open its border crossing with Hamas-ruled Gaza starting on Saturday signals an adjustment in its foreign policy that will boost the group despite Israeli objections. The decision was first announced in April after Hamas signed a deal with its rival Fatah led by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in the West …

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Hamas, EU hail Egypt plan to open Rafah border

GAZA CITY: Gaza’s Hamas rulers and the European Union on Thursday welcomed an Egyptian decision to permanently open the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Palestinian enclave. Hamas hailed the move as "a courageous and responsible decision which falls in line with Palestinian and Egyptian public opinion," spokesman Fawzi Barhum said in a statement. …

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