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August 14, 2012 12:42 pm

Egypt Temporarily Opens Gaza Border for Muslim Holiday

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Times of Israel/AP – Egypt on Tuesday opened its border with Hamas-ruled Gaza for a three-day period ahead of a major Muslim holiday this weekend, but imposed tight restrictions on who can travel and did not say whether it would resume normal border operations.

The government in Cairo closed the border Aug. 5, shutting down the Rafah passenger terminal and — according to Egyptian security officials — sealing more than 100 cross-border smuggling tunnels. The move came after Islamic militants in Egypt’s Sinai desert near Gaza killed 16 Egyptian troops at a border post.

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