Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip

 
Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip
Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip August 10, 2012. Egyptian military forces have captured six "terrorists" in the Sinai region after an attack on a police station earlier this week that killed 16 border guards, state television quoted a military source on Friday as saying. Hamas has ruled out suggestions that Palestinian gunmen took part in the Sinai massacre and have criticised Cairo for imposing "collective punishment" on the impoverished Mediterranean coastal enclave by sealing the frontier point. Egypt opened the Rafah border on Friday to allow the return of pilgrims from Saudi Arabia and those stranded on their way back to Gaza, the state news agency said, citing a high-ranking official, without outlining how long it would stay open. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa