Thousands of Gazans rush to border as Egypt opens crossing

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Scores, many sick, wait for their names to be called out as Rafah crossing point is opened for four days for humanitarian cases

Egypt opened its border with Gaza on Wednesday, providing rare passage for thousands stuck in the coastal enclave who have lived under blockade for more than a decade.

Thousands of Palestinians – some sitting since dawn next to suitcases packed in the hope that Egypt will allow them in – gathered at a stadium before being sorted on to buses. They raised their identification papers as their names were called out from a list.

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