7am News Wrapup July 27
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

Hamas refused Saturday an Israeli proposition to extend the humanitarian truce for an extra four hours, Sky News Arabia has reported.

The death toll of the Rafah explosion has risen to 4 after a mortar shell struck a house in the town of Al-Mahdeya in south Rafah in North Sinai near the Gaza-Egypt border, Youm7 reported Saturday.

Politics:

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Turkish chargé  d’affaires for the second time this week to denounce Erdoğan’s latest remarks which described President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as an “illegitimate tyrant.”

The Egyptian initiativeis the “only way” to solve the crisis in Gaza, despite an international conference in France Saturday to which Egypt was not invited, said spokesperson for the ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Badr Abdel Atty to ON TV Saturday.

Business:

One hundred and forty-seven companies Saturday sent their employee payroll statements to the Central Auditing Organization (CAO) in order to start applying the new maximum wage rate, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

Editor’s pick:

Since the 12-hour truce between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip came into force at 08:00 a.m. (05:00 GMT) Saturday, Gaza Strip has not received any humanitarian aid, senior communications officer in the WHO’s Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean, Rana Sidani told The Cairo Post.

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