Egyptian bombardment razes 30 houses on Gaza-Sinai border
DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the Egyptian army has decided to double to one kilometer the depth of the security belt it is carving out between the Gaza Strip and Egyptian Sinai. To this end, the Egyptian air force intensified its bombing raids in the border region Monday. Some 30 houses were flattened after their occupants were given short notice to leave. Witnesses reported thick clouds of smoke rising from the bombed areas of Rafah.