Egypt detains ex-party head at Gaza border

The government suspended the activities of Magdy Ahmed Hussein, the head of the Islamist-oriented Labour party in 2000.

Egypt detains ex-party head at Gaza border

Egyptian security forces detained an Islamist opposition activist on Saturday as he crossed into Egypt from the Gaza Strip.

They said they "believed" he had entered Gaza via a cross-border tunnel, security sources said.

The government suspended the activities of Magdy Ahmed Hussein, the head of the Islamist-oriented Labour party in 2000, partly on the ground that it has links with the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest opposition group.

1.5 million Gazans live under heavy Israel siege for a long time and Egypt still insists on not to opening the only Gaza border crossing in a move condemned by Muslims around the world in protests, leaving Gazans desperate to digging tunnels underground and risking their lives.

Israel killed more than 1,300 Palestinians, a third of them children in the 22-day military aggression on Gaza and wounded 5,300 Palestinians, and Gaza infrastructure suffered massive damage totaling some 476 million dollars, according to Palestinian medics and officials.

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