Egypt opens border with Gaza to let aid through
Egypt has opened its border with the Gaza Strip to let Palestinians cross, writes Nidal al-Mughrabi.
The decision, announced yesterday, prompted hundreds of people to race to the crossing point in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, although the gates remained closed.
Officials in Egypt and Gaza said the crossing would open today until further notice -- a step seen as an attempt by Cairo to deflect criticism of its role in imposing the blockade against Gaza.
Rafah is the only point on Gaza's borders not controlled by Israel.