Egypt Opens Door to Gaza Just a Little

(AP) Karin Laub - Egypt has promised to keep the Rafah crossing with Gaza open every day, rather than just sporadically, but even that gesture comes with many strings attached. Only those with foreign passports or residency, or people requiring medical treatment or accepted at foreign universities, are eligible to cross into Egypt. Egypt has cooperated with Israel in enforcing the Gaza blockade, in part because it has been fighting homegrown Islamic radicals since the 1990s and feared Hamas' militancy could spill into Egypt.

2010-06-09 08:50:47

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