Latest Breach of the Gaza–Egypt border Stories
Text of report in English by pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Centre website on 30 August [Unattributed report from Rafah: "Rafah Crossing Opened Before Stranded Passengers"] The Egyptian authority on 30 August opened the Rafah border terminal with the Gaza Strip for two days to allow stranded Egyptians back to their lands along with Palestinians carrying Egyptian residence permits and holders of foreign passports.
Text of report by pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Centre website on 21 August [Unattributed report: "Haniyah Asks Red Cross To Work on Lifting Siege on Gaza"] GAZA, (PIC) - Isma'il Haniyah, the premier of the PNA caretaker government, called Wednesday [20 August] on the Red Cross delegation to work on lifting the unjust siege on the Gaza Strip and to intervene to facilitate the travel of patients for medical treatment outside the Strip.
GAZA (Reuters) - The Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt temporarily reopened on Tuesday to allow Palestinians who were stranded on the Egyptian side to return home, European monitors at the crossing said. At least 2,000 Palestinians were waiting to make the crossing.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen blew a six- meter (20-foot) hole in the Gaza-Egypt border wall on Friday, allowing nearly 1,000 Gazans stranded by the closed border to cross home, officials and witnesses said.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.N. aid agencies told Israel on Tuesday it was not doing enough to ease a threatened humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, Western diplomats said. U.N.
PARIS (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert expressed concern on Wednesday that factional Palestinian in-fighting could split the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Palestinians seek statehood in the two territories that Israel captured from Jordan and Egypt in a 1967 war.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he was ready to give up some occupied land to set a final border with the Palestinians as he claimed victory on Wednesday in a general election.
By Adam Entous JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Defense Ministry recommended on Thursday barring all Palestinians from working in Israel and from traveling between Gaza and the West Bank once a Hamas-led parliament is sworn in, government officials said.
GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen briefly seized the parents of slain U.S. activist Rachel Corrie as they visited the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, but relented after being confronted by a member of the security forces, witnesses said.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi RAFAH, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Palestinians asserted control for the first time over an international frontier on Saturday as hundreds of Gazans moved across a newly opened terminal at Rafah into neighbouring Egypt.
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