Egypt opens Gaza border crossing
On the Egyptian side of the border, hundreds of international activists held repeated protests around Cairo this week demanding the authorities permanently reopen the crossing point.
Egypt Opens Gaza Border Crossing
NPR's Peter Kenyon and Steve Inskeep
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip complain they are effectively imprisoned in their tiny territory when their border crossings are closed. Palestinians cannot enter or exit Gaza unless they have permission from either Israel or Egypt. In the past few years, Gaza's borders have often remained closed for weeks at a time. But on Monday the crossing point between Gaza and Egypt is open.