Israel allows 200 Palestinians stuck in Egypt to cross into Gaza

Around 200 Palestinians stranded for months on the Egyptian border have crossed back to their homes in the Gaza Strip and more are expected to follow, Israel announced Monday. A defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not giving an official statement, said 100 people crossed the frontier from Egypt into Israel at the Kerem Shalom crossing and were bused onward to Gaza on Tuesday, following the same number the day before.