APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians

May 28, 2011 - 4:13 PM
Palestinian Yasser Srsaui, right, embraces a family member before crossing into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing, southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, May 28, 2011. After four years, Egypt on Saturday permanently opened the Gaza Strip's main gateway to the outside world, bringing long-awaited relief to the territory's Palestinian population and a significant achievement for the area's ruling Hamas militant group. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)