Egyptian soldier killed in Israel border incident

Egyptian soldier killed in Israel border incident

An Egyptian soldier has been killed in an incident involving Egyptian and Israeli troops in the border area near Rafah, local media reported.

The Egyptian and Israeli militaries are investigating what happened.

Israeli media say there was an exchange of fire, but there are few other details and no reports of Israeli casualties.

Tensions between Egypt and Israel have heightened since Israeli forces took control of the Gazan side of the Rafah crossing point three weeks ago as part of their offensive against Hamas.

Egypt is a strong supporter of the Palestinians and has condemned Israel’s military campaign in Gaza and the killing of thousands of civilians by Israel in the war.

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