Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh waiting for permission to cross
Rafah border from Egypt into Gaza on Thursday evening. (Reuters)
From The Jerusalem Post:
Witnesses said Hamas gunmen were firing at the Egyptian side of the border, drawing return fire from the Egyptians and presidential guards from Fatah.
During the battle, masked gunmen in three cars and a bulldozer stormed the terminal, witnesses said. The gunmen went on a rampage inside the building, destroying computers and furniture inside and plunging the area into darkness, the witnesses said.
From Ynet News:
Defense Minister Amir Peretz has ordered the closure of the Rafah crossing in Gaza Thursday to prevent the return of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh to the Strip with dozens of millions of dollars in aid.From Haaretz: