Egypt seizes Gaza-bound explosives


Egypt said it intercepted a large shipment of explosives bound for the Gaza Strip.

More than 1,000 pounds of high explosives headed for Palestinians in Gaza were seized en route in the Sinai, Egyptian security officials said Sunday.

Egypt recently has stepped up operations against Gazan gunrunners who operate on Egyptian turf. Israel and the United States have pressured
Cairo for more effective crackdowns, with the U.S. Congress threatening to cut $200 million from annual military aid to Egypt unless it helps starve the Hamas-led enclave of arms.

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