Soldiers on the Rafah border crossing
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Egypt to re-open Rafah border with Gaza

Egypt says it will open its Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip on a permanent basis.

The interim Foreign Minister, Nabil al-Arabi, said the blockade would be eased over the next few days.

He described the support of the previous Egyptian government for the blockade as disgraceful.

The announcement is causing concern in Israel, as Jim Fish reports.

  • 29 Apr 2011
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