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Egypt is building a wall on its border with Gaza to contain a possible avalanche of Palestinians

Egypt is building a wall on its border with Gaza to contain a possible avalanche of Palestinians

Egypt is building a large concrete wall on its border with Gaza to contain a possible avalanche of Palestinians fleeing Israeli bombings, the Wall Street Journal reported this Friday.

Egyptian authorities are surrounding a large area of ​​the Sinai Desert of more than 20 square kilometers with large concrete walls near the border with Gaza, the newspaper says, citing Egyptian officials and security analysts as sources.

It is a huge “new complex,” the newspaper says. to strengthen the country’s security in the event that “large numbers of Gazans manage to enter the country” in the event of an Israeli offensive. in the south of the Gaza Strip, in the border town of Rafah.

The newspaper reminds us of this Egypt has already tried to strengthen security along the border in recent months to keep Palestinians out.the deployment of soldiers and armored vehicles and the reinforcement of fences.

The newspaper published Satellite photos from Planet Labs PBC showing earth movements in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, next to the Gaza Strip, in an area designated as a walled compound for the possible location of a Palestinian refugee camp.

In this area they could accommodate more than 100,000 people, Egyptian officials told the newspaper.

It is surrounded by concrete walls and far from any Egyptian settlement. According to these sources, a large number of unerected tents were delivered to the site.

The construction of this wall comes as Israel continues its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. and fears are growing that the country will launch an attack on Rafah.

The war between Israel and Hamas began after the Islamic group carried out a terrorist attack on October 7 that killed around 1,200 people in Israel and kidnapped more than 200 citizens.

The Israeli army launched an offensive in the Gaza Strip that has so far killed more than 28,000 Palestinians.

Thousands of Palestinians living in Gaza have moved to Rafah to protect themselves from Israeli attacks that began in the north of that territory but have spread to the entire Gaza Strip.

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