Egypt eyes Gaza reconstruction to boost regional clout

Gaza Strip

A Palestinian workman breaks rubble from a building destroyed during the May 2021 conflict between Hamas and Israel, in Gaza City on June 5, 2021. 

Photo credit: Mahmud Hams | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Egypt's heavily secured Rafah crossing is Gaza's only passage to the outside world not controlled by Israel, which has blockaded the enclave since 2007.

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