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Egypt Seals Border with Gaza


Hamas officials say Egyptian forces have closed the breach in the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, nearly two weeks after militants blew up a section of the border wall.

Officials said Sunday that troops are allowing Gazans and Egyptians to cross the border to return to their homes, but are preventing any new cross-border traffic.

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have streamed across the Egyptian border since Hamas militants destroyed a barrier wall on January 23, shattering an Israeli blockade.

Egyptian forces placed metal barriers across several breaches in the Rafah border crossing Friday. But militants used bulldozers to tear down the barriers, and hundreds of people demonstrated to demand the border remain open.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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