Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand at the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on January 24, 2019 in Rafah. / AFP / SAID KHATIB
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Two Palestinians including a Hamas policeman suffocated to death from gas in a cross-border tunnel under Gaza's frontier with Egypt, the enclave's interior ministry said Monday.The Egyptian army could not be reached for comment Monday but in 2010 Cairo denied similar charges after the deaths of four Palestinians in a border tunnel.Egypt closed or destroyed dozens of tunnels after the overthrow of its former Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi, an ally of Hamas, in 2013, though several remain.
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