Gazans hope for free border

Hosni Mubarak's departure raises hopes in the Palestinian enclave for an open and free border with Egypt.



    The fall of the regime in Egypt has raised hopes in the Gaza Strip, as Palestinians look for an easing of restrictions at the border.

    Before Egypt's mass demonstrations began, it would allow up to 500 Gazans a day to enter Egypt. But these would be only patients, foreign passport holders and people who had special co-ordination with the Egyptian intelligence.

    The Rafah crossing has been closed for the last few weeks and patients cannot get out of Gaza for treatment.

    Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    World Cup 2018 quiz: How big a football fan are you?

    World Cup 2018 quiz: How big a football fan are you?

    Answer as many correct questions in 90 seconds to win the World Cup with your favourite team.

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.