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Egypt to raze Rafah city

MEMO | January 8, 2015

Egyptian authorities have decided to raze the city of Rafah, in Sinai, in order to establish a buffer zone with the besieged Gaza Strip, North Sinai governor Abdel-Fattah Harhoor said in a press conference yesterday.

1,220 homes are to be demolished in Rafah in the coming days.

2,044 families will be affected.

“The establishment of a buffer zone requires the complete removal of the city and, in fact, it will be completely destroyed,” Harhoor said.

He said that a new Rafah will be established, and until that happens, “each family whose home will be demolished will receive $210 as a down payment to rent a house”.

Cairo claims its buffer zone is intended to fight terrorism in Sinai and prevent cross border attacks on Israel.

January 8, 2015 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism | , , ,

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