Egypt Opens Border With Gaza Strip to Allow Humanitarian Aid

Egypt is opening its border with Gaza to humanitarian aid and relief.  The move comes as Cairo, along with its neighbors in the Middle East, continue to condemn Israel’s deadly raid Monday of an international aid convoy to the Palestinian territory.

President Hosni Mubarak ordered security at the Rafah border crossing to allow aid to enter Gaza, and to let Gazans in need of medical treatment to leave.

The move follows Israel’s violent interception Monday of 10,000 tons of supplies bound for Gaza aboard an international aid flotilla.

Egypt, for the most part, has kept its border with the Palestinian territory closed since Hamas militants came to power in 2007.