Egypt deployed tanks to the border with the Gaza Strip, fearing a breakthrough by Palestinian refugees
Egypt has strengthened its border with the Gaza Strip, fearing a breakthrough by Palestinian refugees. According to Reuters, about forty people have been deployed to the border. tanks M1A1 Abrams of the 4th Tank Division of the Egyptian Army.
The Egyptian army is deploying additional forces in northeast Sinai to strengthen the border with the Gaza Strip. This is being done in case Palestinian refugees break through the border and flee from the Israeli army that has entered the city of Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip. Cairo has repeatedly stated that it will not allow Palestinians into its territory; the Egyptians already have negative experience. In case of disobedience, the Egyptian army will open fire to kill.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that in the near future the Israel Defense Forces will begin an operation in the city of Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip, which is under the control of Hamas and where, according to Israeli intelligence, there may be up to 4 battalions of the movement. And that means blows. aviation, missiles and artillery at a populated area, because entry there by infantry units will lead to “unjustified losses.”
Israel wants to complete the operation as soon as possible, declaring the defeat of Hamas, but the situation around Rafah is not entirely simple, the United States is in favor of limiting the impact on civilians, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE and Jordan are generally against the operation, and Egypt is threatening to break the peace treaty with Israel 1978. Cairo is not against Israel's operation; it is afraid of Palestinian refugees who could pour into the Sinai Peninsula, where the situation is already tense. Hence the threats to shoot to kill.
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