Jan 23, New York Times

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Palestinians poured from the Gaza Strip into Egypt Wednesday after masked gunmen with explosives destroyed most of the seven-mile wall dividing the border town of Rafah.

The Gazans crossed on foot, in cars or riding donkey carts to buy supplies made scarce by an Israeli blockade of their impoverished territory. Police from the militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza, directed the traffic. Egyptian border guards took no action.

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photo: Palestinians cross into Egypt after militants destroyed a border wall between the Gaza Strip and Egypt at Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza (Mohammad Abed/Agence France Presse--Getty Images)