Egypt clears Gaza border area after bombing
The Egyptian authorities are demolishing hundreds of houses along its impoverished border with the Gaza Strip to create a buffer zone that will slow the flow of weapons and militants between the two territories.
Army officials told residents in the eastern Rafah area to evacuate their homes on Tuesday. They later confirmed that they planned to empty more than 800 houses – home to about 10,000 people.
The measure came four days after militants attacked an army post close to the Rafah crossing, killing at least 31 soldiers. It was the deadliest attack on Egyptian army personnel in decades.
|Name||1||At least 3 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in besieged Gaza Strip|
|2||Coptic Bishop reports the number killed in bus attack could be as high as 35 in Menyah, Egypt|
|3||Bomb blast in main Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt kills 25|
Sources: news.lv, bbc.co.uk