Israel signed an accord giving Egypt security control over the Gaza Strip’s southern border. Following Thursday’s signing ceremony in Cairo, attended by the Israeli army’s chief of operations, Gen. Yisrael Ziv, 750 Egyptian troops are to be posted along the 8-mile-long frontier in coming days. Israel’s Cabinet and Knesset approved the handover earlier in the week.
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