Egypt court considers demand to close Rafah permanently

16 Dec

237498_345x230The Rafah border crossing with Gaza remains closed by Egypt

Ma’an News Agency report, El-Arish, Egypt, 15 December 2014

The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters is scheduled to convene Monday to look into a suit filed by an Egyptian lawyer demanding that Egypt close the Rafah crossing with Gaza.

The lawyer, Nasser Hasan Rida, recently filed a suit at the court asking it to bind Egypt’s president, prime minister and foreign minister to close the Rafah crossing with the Gaza Strip once and for all.

The filer argued in his complaint that the border terminal must be closed because of attacks on Egyptian army and police officers in Sinai which Egyptian authorities accused Hamas of carrying out.

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