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Egypt says no talk of Rafah crossing until ceasefire set

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry says that Cairo hasn’t yet begun talking with the Palestinian Authority about opening the Rafah crossing with the Gaza Strip, Ynet reports.

“We cannot speak at the moment about a date of starting the discussions about the Rafah crossing because the ceasefire is fragile,” ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Aty says. “We want to solidify the ceasefire first, without rushing into other issues.”

Members of Hamas' security forces standing guard in front of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip, September 16, 2013. (photo credit: AFP PHOTO/SAID KHATIB)
Members of Hamas’ security forces standing guard in front of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip, September 16, 2013. (photo credit: AFP PHOTO/SAID KHATIB)

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