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Egypt opens up Gaza crossing

Egypt made the popular decision to open its border with Gaza, according to Al Jazeera.

Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston, reporting from Gaza, said there will still be restrictions in place, preventing men younger than 40 from leaving the enclave, which is ruled by the Palestinian group, Hamas.

“It will allow basically all women to leave Gaza, also children under the age of 18 years will be allowed to leave, as well as men over the age of 40 years. However, those between the ages of 18 and 40 years will require an Egyptian visa,” she said.

The move should also gain more support for the military leadership in a week that saw large demonstrations calling for real change.

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