Last Updated: Mon Aug 22, 2011 23:38 pm (KSA) 20:38 pm (GMT)

From al-Masry al-Youm: Egyptian government bans export of palm leaves to Israel

Egypt’s Agriculture Ministry has announced a ban on the export of palm leaves to Israel starting this year and for the coming two years, a decision that some news reports have linked with recent violence along the Egyptian border with Israel in the past week.

Tensions have been high between the Israeli and Egyptian governments this past week after Israeli military units crossed into Egyptian territory while pursuing alleged terrorists along the border. Six Egyptian police and army personnel were killed by Israeli fire.

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