A Hamas official says Egypt has temporarily reopened its border with Gaza but only to allow the passage of Palestinians back to the coastal territory.
Egypt closed the crossing in the wake of a deadly attack on Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 16 troops last weekend. Maher Abu Sabha said Friday the crossing would remain open for two days to allow Palestinians in Egypt to return to Gaza. Egyptian border guards are still prohibiting Gazans from entering Egypt. (AP)