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Egypt: activists turned back from Gaza

Egypt: activists turned back from Gaza

An Egyptian security official says scores of international activists were prevented from reaching Gaza after challenging a government decision barring them from the blockaded territory.
More than 1,000 U.S. and European activists planned to commemorate Israel's devastating offensive one year ago in the seaside territory ruled by the militant group Hamas.
An Egyptian security official at the border said Monday buses loaded with activists were stopped en route and ordered to return to Cairo. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
Hundreds of other activists protested in Cairo against the decision.


Updated : 2021-03-06 19:26 GMT+08:00