Israel's draconian control over freedom of movement has haunted Palestinians for decades. Now its debilitating effect on society means many Palestinians are finding love, and getting married, over social media.
Militants attacked forces stationed south-west of the city of Arish, the Egyptian interior ministry said in a statement.
Amidst a controlled media narrative and a heavy blanket of government scrutiny, many Egyptians are questioning former president Mohamed Morsi's death in whispers and with discretion.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi's brand of rule thrives on chaos and perceived threats.
Blast in crowded Darb al Ahmar district also killed the suspected bomber and wounded three other people.
Egypt has started a massive operation to clear the country of “terrorist elements”. It's a continuation of a years-long security policy that aims to maintain military rule, and one that's brought it closer to its neighbours Israel and Saudi Arabia.
An officer and five soldiers killed when their vehicle was hit by the blast from a bomb in North Sinai, and two people, including a policeman, killed after an exchange of fire at a bank in El Arish town.
The attacks in Egypt are a reminder that the government's policy is failing. Tackling the crisis will require a sophisticated approach that goes beyond brute force.
Funerals were held across the country for the victims of Friday's mosque attack that claimed at least 305 lives, including 27 children. No group has claimed responsibility so far, while investigators point fingers at Daesh.
The latest attack follows a deadly raid on a security convoy in Egypt's North Sinai on Monday in which 18 police officers were killed.
Militants detonated an improvised explosive device to target a security convoy near Arish, injuring three people and destroying several army vehicles.
Friday's attack carried out by Daesh car bombers and gunmen on military checkpoints that killed 23 soldiers in north Sinai is the most severe since July 2015.
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