7pm News Wrapup July 12
By AMIRA EL-FEKKI

News & Politics:

Amid Israeli attacks on Palestinians Saturday, a fire broke out in diesel factories in the industrial zone of Shuja’iyya district, east of Gaza, and civil protection forces said at least five hours would be needed to put out the blaze.

Jihadist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed they fired five rockets from Sinai towards the Israeli settlement of Netzarim.

The Arab League is seeking a de-escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and will hold an emergency meeting Monday.

The final verdict in the Nasr City terrorist cell case should be issued on Oct.22. Twenty-six defendants in the case are accused of forming an illegal group to disturb national order.

Business:

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab held a meeting with concerned ministers in order to reach a solution concerning Egypt’s legal disputes with foreign investors and avoid international arbitration.

Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Khaled Hanafy declared Egypt’s wheat stocks are sufficient to last for six months, according to signed import agreements.

In-depth:

After closing borders on Friday, Egyptian authorities re-opened the Rafah border crossing to transfer food and medical supplies, and to receive Palestinians injured in Israeli air raids.

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Word Population day: CAPMAS says Egypt’s population has surpassed 94 million.

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