There are new developments in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Palestinians are now crossing the border into Egypt in order to flee Israeli rocket strikes in the Gaza strip. One group of Palestinians has even “commandeered a bulldozer,” according to some reports, in order to create more openings along the border.
In response, Egypt’s military has opened fire Palestinians crossing the border:
Egyptian border guards have opened fire on Palestinians who breached the border to escape Israel’s assault on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
An Egyptian security official said there were at least five breaches along the nine-mile border and hundreds of Palestinian residents were pouring in.
At least 300 Egyptian border guards have been rushed to the area to reseal the border, the official added on condition on anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the press.
A resident of the Gaza Strip side of the border, Fida Kishta, said that Egyptian border guards opened fire to drive back the Palestinians.