posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:34 AM
RAFAH, Gaza Strip – After four years, Egypt has permanently opened the Gaza Strip's main gateway to the outside world.
The move to lift most travel restrictions on Gaza residents brings long-awaited relief to the territory's Palestinian population and a
significant achievement for its Hamas rulers. But it raises Israeli fears it will be easier for militants to go in and out of Gaza.
The first busload of passengers crossed into Egypt on Saturday morning at the Rafah terminal, where about 400 Gazans awaited.
From what I remember, this has been talked about for a few months now. It looks like they have finally opened the passage.
One good thing I can see coming out of this, is that more humaintarian supplies may be able to reach Gaza sooner than they have been (if Israel is
still blocking some supplies at this passage). But, this could also allow more militants into Gaza.
Im 50/50 on this one all together, since it just opened. Time will tell how this plays out.