Hamas official: Palestinians will breach borders if siege continues

Gazans will storm into Egypt and Israel if they don't lift their embargo of the territory, leading Hamas official Khalil al-Haya said Tuesday. Palestinians in Gaza can no longer bear being confined to the strip and subjected to shortages of food, power and substandard health care, he said. In January, Palestinians breached their southern border and poured into Egypt, buying up everything in sight. Palestinians will do it again, and might breach other borders, Al-Haya said in a clear reference to Gaza's borders with Israel. Israel imposed the blockade to try to pressure Gaza terrorists to halt rocket barrages into neighboring Jewish communities. Egypt has kept its side of the border closed since Hamas seized control of Gaza in June.