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Egypt will permanently open its Rafah border crossing starting from Saturday, the country's official news agency reported, easing the blockade on the Gaza Strip.
The news agency MENA said on Wednesday that Egypt's new military rulers set the date for the opening of the crossing as part of efforts "to end the status of the Palestinian division and achieve national reconciliation".
Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
I'm sure the muslim haters will come flood this with horrible Palestinian atrocities committed against innocent little Israel, and how the instant the border opens millions of angry blood thrist terrorists will swarm into Gaza, tear down the wall, and proceed to murder, and eat, every single Jew in Israel.
As a side note, I wonder if this move had anything to do with Obama stressing that Israel has the capability to handle their own military maneuvers by themselves. I would imagine that Obama does not, nor should he want, to start a conflict with Egypt -- Israel or no Israel. (yes, push comes to shove, we side with Israel, but it is hardly ideal)
Also the return to 1967 borders it would seem like he knew about this in advance and it was his way of telling Israel it's time to stop now before major war breaks out.