Palestinians Storm Border with Egypt
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Novosti) — Hundreds of Palestinians from the Hamas-controlled
Gaza Strip tried to force their way to Egypt through the
Rafah crossing, eyewitnesses said.
sick and those with visas, around 150 people, were allowed
to cross into Egypt, leaving several thousands behind. The
crossing was then closed.
border guards used water cannons to disperse the angry crowd,
which threw stones at them and Palestinian security forces.
come despite Israel’s move to reopen crossings
to allow for essential supplies through, previously suspended
following militant rocket attacks.
Hamas-led militants are under a six-month truce, which came
into force on June 19 after Egypt was involved in mediating
a ceasefire between the two sides. The deal is limited to the
Gaza Strip and is constantly under threat by rocket attacks
prompting Israel to repeatedly close its border crossings.