100,000+ transits from Gaza...
Will this come back to haunt the Israelis?
Palestinian Authority security officials disclosed Saturday that at least 100,000 people had crossed the Gaza-Egypt border in both directions since the IDF left the Philadeplhi Corridor last Monday.
They said that, in addition to large amounts of weapons, the infiltrators smuggled into the Gaza Strip tons of drugs, including hashish, cocaine and marijuana. On Friday, the PA announced that it had seized two tons of drugs near Rafah.
PA policemen deployed along the border Saturday fired warning shots into the air in a bid to stop hundreds of Palestinians from crossing the border.
Eyewitnesses said at least six policemen were injured when scores of young men trying to enter Egypt illegally pelted them with stones. A Palestinian civilian was injured by shrapnel and rushed to a hospital in Rafah.
Meanwhile, sources in Rafah told The Jerusalem Post that dozens of people from various Arab nationalities have crossed into the Gaza Strip over the past week. "We still don't know who these people are, but they include Saudis, Sudanese, Libyans, Syrians and Lebanese," said one source.