Egypt reinforces army on border with Gaza

October 14, 2023

The Egyptian army has deployed enforcement across the border with the besieged Gaza Strip as the ongoing Israeli war on Hamas entered its seventh day. On Tuesday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi voiced concerns over the escalation in Gaza, describing it as "highly dangerous." During a public speech, Sisi refuted conspiracy theories about Egypt giving up part of North Sinai for Gazans to establish an autonomous nation. "Egypt has controlled, to a great extent, militancy in North Sinai, destroying hundreds of tunnels that insurgents used to enter the country, many of them [allegedly] Palestinians. RELATED Egypt receives humanitarian aid bound for devastated Gaza MENASince 2007, Egypt and Israel have imposed a strict blockade on Gaza after Hamas assumed power following clashes with the rival Fatah faction that rules the occupied West Bank.