Tuesday, May 15, 2007
"......Later in the day, Western sources said hundreds of fighters loyal to Fatah faction crossed into Gaza from Egypt on Tuesday as possible reinforcements in fighting against Hamas militant. Fatah said the group that crossed into Gaza did not do so to fight Hamas.
The Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt was briefly opened to readmit a 450-strong Fatah contingent into the coastal strip, according to the sources, who spoke in Israel on condition of anonymity. The sources said the crossing was opened, with Israeli consent, in only one direction to allow in the Fatah contingent. Once they crossed into Gaza, the crossing was re-closed......."