Egypt Closes Rafah Crossing Indefinitely, Hamas Condemns ‘Ug
August 6, 20120 comments
According to Egypt’s official state news agency MENA, Egyptian security sources said that the Sinai-Rafah border will be closed indefinetely after an attack on a police station in the Sinai south of Rafah on Sunday left 15 Egyptian officers dead and seven injured.
MENA said, “A security official announced on Sunday evening that the Rafah land port had been closed for cases of travel and arrivals indefinitely. This comes in the wake of the attack by gunmen on a border checkpoint in Rafah in Sinai.”
The gunmen also seized two military vehicles, one of which was an army tank. One exploded and the other was destroyed by Israeli aircraft, according to media reports.
Hamas released a statement condemning the “ugly crime” and extended its deep condolences to the families of the victims and to the leadership and the people of Egypt.