ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 146

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Egypt stations tanks near Rafah border

Egyptian tanks are deployed near Egypt's northern Rafah border crossing with Gaza on October 31, 2023. (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
Egyptian tanks are deployed near Egypt's northern Rafah border crossing with Gaza on October 31, 2023. (Khaled Desouki/AFP)

Egypt has stationed tanks and armored vehicles near the Rafah border crossing into Gaza.

Pictures show dozens of the vehicles stationed near the border.

Egypt fears an influx of tens of thousands of refugees from the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza and has so far kept the border largely closed, only allowing aid trucks into Gaza.

Egypt is limited by its 1979 peace treaty with Israel as to the number of forces it is allowed to station in the Sinai Peninsula, although Israel has in the past approved Egypt breaching those numbers to battle an Islamic insurgency in the area.

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