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Rafah crossing
Sep19

Egypt partially reopens Gaza border

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Egypt partially reopened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, Sept 18, a week after it was closed in response to a deadly attack on an Egyptian military headquarters near the frontier, according to Reuters. Witnesses said two buses took 100 passengers into Egypt through the Rafah crossing, the main window to the world for the Gaza Strip’s 1.7 million Palestinians. Hundreds of other people waited outside the gates for a chance to enter Egypt. Officials of the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank-based rival of Gaza’s Hamas Islamist rulers, said Cairo agreed to open the crossing for four hours on Wednesday and Thursday...

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Egyptian authorities close 55,000 mosques
Sep16

Egyptian authorities close 55,000 mosques

By: middleeastmonitor.com Source: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/africa/7328-egyptian-authorities-close-55000-mosques In the latest measure against pro-democracy supporters in Egypt, the coup authorities have banned 55,000 Imams from delivering the important Friday sermons. The interim Minister of Religious Affairs, Mohamed Mokhtar Jomaa, said that the Imams do not have licences to deliver the sermons and that they are regarded as “terrorists who pose a threat to Egyptian security”. The move will, in effect, close 55,000 mosques as they have no alternative Imams available. Commenting on this measure, Egyptian historian Mohamed al-Jawwadi said that this is the first time...

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E
Sep11

What has transpired in Egypt: peaceful demonstration or terror plot?

By: Ali Gomaa Source: http://ali-gomaa.com/ In the fog of conflict that has paralyzed Egypt over the past few days, contradictory narratives have emerged as to what precisely has transpired. Some have claimed that the sit-ins of the past six weeks were entirely peaceful demonstrations, while others argue that we are dealing with a terror organization. The events of July 3 are described in equally diametrically opposed terms: some deem it a military coup, while others consider it a popular revolt. The array of arguments and evidences marshaled by each side are bewildering, but amidst it all, one principle remains inviolate: All violence must be condemned in the strongest possible terms....

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