Egypt Lets Stranded Palestinian Militants Return to Gaza

[Reuters/Washington Post] Nidal al-Mughrabi - In a deal between Hamas and Egypt, around 85 militants crossed into Gaza on Sunday through Rafah, a terminal on the Egyptian border, after having been stranded in Egypt since Hamas seized Gaza in June. The militants, who included senior Hamas figures, had refused to avail themselves of an alternative return route to Gaza that runs through neighboring Israel for fear of being arrested by the Israelis.

2007-10-01 01:00:00

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