Egypt riot police prevent Gazans from driving into Egypt

Egyptian riot police and armored vehicles blocked Gaza cars from entering Egypt on Saturday, a day after Hamas operatives using bulldozers had widened a border breach to make it easier for vehicles to cross. Dozens of riot police formed human chains, blocking two passages through the breached border used by cars, and several Egyptian armored vehicles took up positions to back up the troops. Two more armored vehicles blocked roads in the Egyptian border town of Rafah. The deployment marked the second attempt by Egypt in two days to regain control over the border, which was breached Wednesday when Hamas blew down the border wall, allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to flood into Egypt.