Egypt

Hamas Urges Egypt To Reopen Gaza Strip Crossing

Egyptian military has been trying to prevent smuggling into the Gaza Strip

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(Reuters)—Palestinian Islamist group Hamas urged Egypt on Wednesday to reopen the border crossing with the Gaza Strip that was closed after a suspected militant attack on Egyptian policemen near the frontier earlier this week.

Hamas, an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, has ruled Gaza since 2007 and has an uneasy relationship with Egypt's new army-backed leadership, which toppled elected President Mohamed Mursi, a Hamas ally, last month.