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February 27, 1989
Israel and Egypt signed agreements handing sovereignty over the Taba beach strip to Egypt, ending the seven-year-old dispute over the 765-yard border strip on the Gulf of Aqaba. Under the agreements, Israel will withdraw March 15, Israel Television said. The live television broadcast showed Israeli and Egyptian officials signing four agreements, the last of which re-draws the Israeli-Egyptian border to include Taba inside Egypt.
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May 19, 2013 | By Ingy Hassieb, Los Angeles Times
CAIRO - Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip remained closed Sunday as the families and colleagues of seven Egyptian soldiers who were kidnapped in the northern Sinai Peninsula last week continued a sit-in. A video was briefly posted on YouTube showing seven men identified as the abductees, imploring the government to secure their release. "Rescue us, Mr. President. We can't take it. Rescue us, people," the men plead, according to an Associated Press account. It was unclear who posted the video.
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January 2, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - Two years after construction began, Israel has finished the bulk of the work on a fence along its border with Egypt. Closing off the rambling, 140-mile-long stretch of desert border will prevent the "unfettered flow of illegal infiltrators, the smuggling of drugs and weapons," said a statement from the Defense Ministry, which oversaw the $400-million engineering project. Speaking at a ceremony marking the completion of the main section, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the effort to curb the illegal entry of migrants from Africa, reduced from more than 2,000 a month in January 2012 to fewer than 40 in December.
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January 2, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - Two years after construction began, Israel has finished the bulk of the work on a fence along its border with Egypt. Closing off the rambling, 140-mile-long stretch of desert border will prevent the "unfettered flow of illegal infiltrators, the smuggling of drugs and weapons," said a statement from the Defense Ministry, which oversaw the $400-million engineering project. Speaking at a ceremony marking the completion of the main section, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the effort to curb the illegal entry of migrants from Africa, reduced from more than 2,000 a month in January 2012 to fewer than 40 in December.
WORLD
January 5, 2009 | Jeffrey Fleishman
With jets streaking overhead and explosions thundering in the distance, the Greek surgeon stood Sunday beside a stalled convoy carrying blood bags and syringes, hoping to slip through the black gate at the Egyptian border to reach the wounded in the Gaza Strip. It was the second straight day that Mouzala Ioannis, five other physicians and a nurse from Doctors of Peace waited at the locked Rafah crossing amid eerie silence.
NEWS
November 12, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Israeli soldiers killed four heavily armed guerrillas who entered from Egypt in the first clash along the lightly patrolled border in nearly a year, the army command said in Jerusalem. Israeli soldiers often intercept armed Arab attackers crossing into the Jewish state, but few incursions occur from Egypt.
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August 14, 1986 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
The Israeli Cabinet approved, by a vote of 8 to 2 Wednesday, an agreement with Egypt to resolve a border dispute over Taba, a town on the Sinai Peninsula coast, eliminating what had been regarded as the most serious obstacle to normal relations between the two countries. The agreement spells out the terms under which the dispute will be submitted to binding arbitration.
WORLD
May 19, 2013 | By Ingy Hassieb, Los Angeles Times
CAIRO - Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip remained closed Sunday as the families and colleagues of seven Egyptian soldiers who were kidnapped in the northern Sinai Peninsula last week continued a sit-in. A video was briefly posted on YouTube showing seven men identified as the abductees, imploring the government to secure their release. "Rescue us, Mr. President. We can't take it. Rescue us, people," the men plead, according to an Associated Press account. It was unclear who posted the video.
WORLD
May 29, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Egypt eased border restrictions for residents of the Gaza Strip long bottled up by an Israeli-led blockade of the seaside enclave in another potent sign of the changes shaking the status quo across the Middle East — and pressing Gaza's ruling militant group, Hamas, toward moderation. A rare mood of optimism reigned Saturday at the Rafah border crossing into Egypt, where hundreds took advantage of new, relaxed rules they hope will mark the end of the blockade imposed after Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007.
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June 2, 2010 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
Egypt's decision Tuesday to open its border with the Gaza Strip after Israel's deadly raid on an aid flotilla highlights the difficult position Cairo faces in its uncomfortable relationship with the coastal enclave. The government of President Hosni Mubarak had closed the border for all but a few days each month in an effort to weaken the militant group Hamas, which controls the strip. Much of the Arab world assails that policy as capitulation to U.S. and Israeli interest at the expense of Gaza's 1.5 million long-suffering residents.
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May 29, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Egypt eased border restrictions for residents of the Gaza Strip long bottled up by an Israeli-led blockade of the seaside enclave in another potent sign of the changes shaking the status quo across the Middle East — and pressing Gaza's ruling militant group, Hamas, toward moderation. A rare mood of optimism reigned Saturday at the Rafah border crossing into Egypt, where hundreds took advantage of new, relaxed rules they hope will mark the end of the blockade imposed after Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007.
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June 2, 2010 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
Egypt's decision Tuesday to open its border with the Gaza Strip after Israel's deadly raid on an aid flotilla highlights the difficult position Cairo faces in its uncomfortable relationship with the coastal enclave. The government of President Hosni Mubarak had closed the border for all but a few days each month in an effort to weaken the militant group Hamas, which controls the strip. Much of the Arab world assails that policy as capitulation to U.S. and Israeli interest at the expense of Gaza's 1.5 million long-suffering residents.
WORLD
January 6, 2010 | By Edmund Sanders
Gunfire broke out Wednesday during a Palestinian protest over Egypt's blockade of the Gaza Strip, leaving an Egyptian border guard dead and a dozen Palestinians injured. The riot along the border came a day after several hundred international activists clashed with police in the Egyptian port city of El Arish when they were told that a portion of their aid convoy would be allowed to enter Gaza only through Israel. In response, the Hamas movement that rules Gaza called on supporters to demonstrate Wednesday against both Egypt's interference with the aid convoy and its construction of an underground barrier designed to block tunnels used to smuggle goods and weapons into the coastal strip.
WORLD
January 5, 2009 | Jeffrey Fleishman
With jets streaking overhead and explosions thundering in the distance, the Greek surgeon stood Sunday beside a stalled convoy carrying blood bags and syringes, hoping to slip through the black gate at the Egyptian border to reach the wounded in the Gaza Strip. It was the second straight day that Mouzala Ioannis, five other physicians and a nurse from Doctors of Peace waited at the locked Rafah crossing amid eerie silence.
WORLD
February 4, 2008 | Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writer
Egypt resealed its besieged gateway to the Gaza Strip on Sunday after rebuffing Hamas' bid for a hand in controlling the crossing. But analysts said the militant Palestinian group emerged strengthened from the standoff over its breach of the border wall last month. As barbed wire and metal barricades went up across the Rafah crossing's only remaining gap, Hamas made a show of cooperating with Egypt's border guards rather than trying to thwart them.
WORLD
November 16, 2005 | Laura King and Tyler Marshall, Times Staff Writers
After grueling all-night negotiations, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice clinched a deal Tuesday between Israel and the Palestinians providing for the passage of people and goods in and out of the Gaza Strip. Under the accord, the Palestinian Authority will control an international frontier for the first time, that between Gaza and Egypt. The crossing at Rafah, at Gaza's southern tip, will provide the 1.
NEWS
March 29, 1988 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, in a move believed to be motivated by mounting economic difficulties and his army's debacle in Chad, announced Monday that he is ordering the withdrawal of all Libyan troops deployed along the Egyptian border. "I hereby declare the withdrawal of all military forces from along the Libyan-Egyptian artificial borders," Kadafi said in a speech in the Libyan coastal city of Tobruk.
WORLD
January 6, 2010 | By Edmund Sanders
Gunfire broke out Wednesday during a Palestinian protest over Egypt's blockade of the Gaza Strip, leaving an Egyptian border guard dead and a dozen Palestinians injured. The riot along the border came a day after several hundred international activists clashed with police in the Egyptian port city of El Arish when they were told that a portion of their aid convoy would be allowed to enter Gaza only through Israel. In response, the Hamas movement that rules Gaza called on supporters to demonstrate Wednesday against both Egypt's interference with the aid convoy and its construction of an underground barrier designed to block tunnels used to smuggle goods and weapons into the coastal strip.
NEWS
November 12, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Israeli soldiers killed four heavily armed guerrillas who entered from Egypt in the first clash along the lightly patrolled border in nearly a year, the army command said in Jerusalem. Israeli soldiers often intercept armed Arab attackers crossing into the Jewish state, but few incursions occur from Egypt.
NEWS
February 27, 1989
Israel and Egypt signed agreements handing sovereignty over the Taba beach strip to Egypt, ending the seven-year-old dispute over the 765-yard border strip on the Gulf of Aqaba. Under the agreements, Israel will withdraw March 15, Israel Television said. The live television broadcast showed Israeli and Egyptian officials signing four agreements, the last of which re-draws the Israeli-Egyptian border to include Taba inside Egypt.
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