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“Scenarios for the Egyptian Response”… Did The Israeli Army Control “Half of the Philadelphia Axis”?

Arab Desk
The Eastern Herald, May 22, 2024

Lafi talks about internal pressures in Egypt and Israel to “tamper with relations and each party accuses the other of not fulfilling its duties.”
The Philadelphia axis is considered a “buffer zone” and is subject to the peace agreement between Egypt and Israel. However, two weeks after an Israeli military operation in the city of Rafah on the Egyptian border, the Israeli army took control of “half of the axis,” according to its statements to the media. This move has raised questions about the reasons behind and the repercussions of this action.

Control of half of the Philadelphia axis

On May 14, eyewitnesses reported seeing tanks crossing the strategically important Salah al-Din Road to the Brazil and El Geneina neighborhoods, according to the British newspaper The Guardian.

On May 15, CNN reported that Israeli forces took control of parts of the “Philadelphia Axis.”

Israeli forces advanced deep into Rafah, and the Israeli army took control of more than half of the Philadelphia axis, which is also called “Salah al-Din Road,” according to what Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported on Tuesday.
This is what the Israeli Army Spokesperson Unit confirms: “This matter is real… and we took control of half of the Philadelphia axis.”  [To read the full article, click here]

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