|Palestinians cross into Egypt from the destroyed|
section of the Rafah crossing
Thousands of Palestinians have crossed into Egypt through the collapsed Rafah border for a second day in order to buy essential supplies made scarce by Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Tensions are rising as Matan Vilnai, the Israeli deputy defence minister, said Israel gradually wants to relinquish responsibility for Gaza, now that the territory's border with Egypt had been blown open.
Egypt has angrily rejected the suggestion and said it would not change border arrangements.
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