Hours after Egypt began sealing its breached border with Gaza, Palestinians reopened a new hole in the wall with a bulldozer, the BBC reports. Egyptian security forces had begun using human chains and water cannons this morning to stem the flow of Palestinians, but authorities offered little resistance when the Palestinans countered.
The UN estimates half of Gaza’s 1.5 million residents have entered Egypt to buy food and other supplies since militants blew a hole in the wall Wednesday. The US pressured Egypt yesterday to seal the border, as did Israel, which is worried about arms smuggling. Israel killed four militants in airstrikes near the border last night.