( dpa ) - Thousands of Palestinians stormed out of the Gaza Strip and into Egypt early Wednesday after dozens of holes were blown into the border wall by masked gunmen, Israeli media reported.
Egyptian soldiers did not intervene and allowed the Palestinians to buy food, fuel and other scarce supplies.
Israel had closed all border crossings to the Gaza Strip last Friday in reaction to the continual rocket attacks from the Palestinian territory into Israel.
On Tuesday morning, Israel reopened two of its border crossings with the Gaza Strip to humanitarian aid and diesel fuel, after nearly four days of a total lock-down.
There has been growing international concern about a humanitarian crisis in Gaza as food and fuel ran short.