Egypt moves its embassy from Gaza to West Bank

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June 19, 2007 19:23

 
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In a stark sign of its rejection of Hamas's takeover of the Gaza Strip, Egypt announced it was moving its embassy from Gaza to the West Bank, headquarters of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, a foreign ministry statement said Tuesday. A group of Egyptian diplomats have already left for the West Bank town of Ramallah, the statement said, ending a 15-year presence in Gaza. The Egyptian ambassador is due to arrive in Ramallah in the coming days, it added.

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