9,000 Gazans march to Rafah border crossing to protest blockade

Some 9,000 Palestinians marched to the Rafah crossing after Friday prayers to protest the continued closure of the Gaza Strip. Demonstrators pushed at a gate separating Gaza and Egypt and threw rocks, but were repelled by Hamas police guarding the area. "This is a warning, and the last plea - Gaza will not accept anymore closures," said Ashraf Abu Daya, a Hamas official.