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Thousands of Gazans rush to border as Egypt opens crossing

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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Gaza family kills member who allegedly acted as Israeli informant

Ahmad Said Barhoum accused of supplying information that led to deaths of three Hamas militants

A family in Gaza has killed one of its own members for allegedly passing on information to Israel that led to the deaths of three Hamas militants, Palestinian sources said.

Hamas, which rules the territory, held Ahmad Said Barhoum for several months without trial before handing him over to the family, several of whose members belong to the Islamist movement.

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Source: gad