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Egypt Rafah residents block roads to Gaza

Ahram Online, Monday 6 Aug 2012
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Infuriated at the attack on Egyptian soldiers on Sunday evening, hundreds of Rafah residents (on the Egyptian side of the Egypt-Gaza border) gathered at Sadat Square and blocked the road, preventing trucks heading to the port of Rafah and tunnels leading to the Gaza Strip.

16 soldiers were killed and seven injured in northern Sinai near the Egypt-Gaza border on Sunday evening after an explosion that was reportedly a result of a car blast.

Some of the protesters told Al-Ahram's Arabic news portal that they refuse seeing the Egyptian army insulted, and that they would sacrifice their blood "to defend the Egyptian soldiers."

The site also reported that hundreds more headed to the Arish hospital, where the injured soldiers were admitted, to donate blood.

Hamas, the Palestinian faction which rules in the besieged Gaza Strip, has condemned the attacks and denied any involvement.

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06-08-2012 09:26am
Who attacked?
Israel attacked? From Gaza? This story for people who don't see anything - just Israel. It simple - Israel maybe knew about the attack, but didnt stop them.The Mossad just let the terrorists to pass the border and kill egypt soldiers. Why they must defend egypt soldiers? And the last - the terrorists came from Gaza, not from Israel - so Hamas have to know about the attack!
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06-08-2012 01:56am
The killing of Egyptian soldiers
To hoom profits the crime? The new Egyptian President is punished for opening the Gaza crossing, to make life more painfull and miserable for Palestinians. Israelis did disguize in bedouin clothes before, who to they think they're fooling.
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06-08-2012 09:28am
Enough blaming the Israelis, there was obviously something wrong with the Egyptian security regardless of who committted the act. Might I add too that the Palestinians are just as capable of doing something like that as the Israelis?!
06-08-2012 03:04am
I agree
It does sound suspect and I wouldn't put it past the Israelis to create such an event to embarass Egypt's decision to open the border.

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