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HRW: Egypt Razed 3,000 Buildings in Sinai Campaign

Egypt demolished more than 3,000 buildings in the Sinai Peninsula during the past two years in what was likely a disproportionate campaign to eliminate smuggling tunnels and create a buffer zone next to the Gaza Strip, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. In a new report, HRW said the residential, commercial and community buildings were often knocked down with little notice, leaving thousands of people homeless and with inadequate compensation.  In addition to the structures, the rights...

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