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Human rights groups say Rafah has been the sole exit point from Gaza for an estimated 95 percent of its population of 2 million.
Egypt last opened the crossing more than two weeks ago.
Egypt tends to open the frontier temporarily a few times a year, usually with short notice and little explanation.
A resident of Gaza City said he hoped that he will be able to travel abroad for studies.
By ADAM RASGON
An Egyptian-brokered reconciliation deal last month formally restored Palestinian President Abbas's administrative control of Gaza.
Egyptian intelligence is reportedly making the opening of the crossing conditional on security in the Sinai peninsula.
By BEN LYNFIELD
Hamas refused to admit responsibility in Sinai security incidents, Al-Ahram says.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Video obtained by Reuters showed what the cameraman said to be an Egyptian warplane flying over Gaza.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Hassan Asseify, the deputy religious affairs minister in Hamas-ruled Gaza, was stopped on his way back from Saudi Arabia.
Eyewitnesses say that the blast was caused when Palestinians moved the remnant of an IAF bomb left over from last summer's Operation Protective Edge.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
The border crossing will only allow entry into Gaza, while people in Gaza will not be able to go to Egypt.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Egyptian official says Rafah border may be opened to accommodate pilgrimage requests; Students protest "lost dreams" with symbolic tossing of fake diplomas into sea.
Decision to increase security buffer zone reportedly comes after discovery of underground passageways measuring 800-1,000 meters in length.
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