Israeli news outlet Ynetnews is reporting that Egypt intends to permanently reopen the Rafah crossing for the first time since 2007. This is excellent news. Will post confirmation from other sources as soon as we get them. The Arab Spring is spreading to Palestine! [update 08.22 GMT 29/4//11] Egyptian foreign minister Elaraby confirms in interview with Al Jazzera that the crossing will indeed be permanently opened 'within seven to 10 days'.
Egypt is preparing to open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for the first time since Hamas seized control of the Strip in 2007, Cairo said Thursday, in order to "put an end to Palestinian suffering". more