Gaza borders with Egypt under control: Hamas

09:09, January 30, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The interior ministry in the deposed government of Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, said on Saturday that the borders between the enclave and Egypt "are fully under control."

The interior ministry of Hamas said in a press statement emailed to reporters that its security forces in Gaza are preventing any Palestinian individual from approaching the fence of the borders with Egypt.

"The security forces are controlling the borderline between the Gaza Strip and Egypt," said the statement, which denied earlier reports saying that some Gazans infiltrated from Gaza into the Egyptian territories.

Meanwhile, witnesses in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, near the borders with Egypt said they heard sounds of explosions and gunfire at the Egyptian side of the borders.

Egypt was witnessing a wave of unrest on Friday and Saturday when hundreds of thousands took to the streets and demonstrated against the Egyptian government and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

The Hamas ministry said that it has no information if Rafah crossing point will be opened on Sunday, adding that usually Friday and Saturday are two days off at the crossing.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian state-run news agency Wafa reported that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had telephoned his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak.

The news agency report said that Abbas reiterated to Mubarak the Palestinian leadership's interests to keep the security of Egypt stable.

Source: Xinhua
  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Focus On China
  • Shanghai World Expo 2010
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Female soldiers in escort flotilla
  • Animals start to play outdoors to greet beginning of spring
  • Tens of thousands of protesters demonstrate in downtown Cairo
  • Chinese cities decorated with festive red lanterns
  • West Lake embraces sunny day
  • Jordanians stage anti-gov't sit-in in Amman
Most Popular
Hot Forum Dicussion