So..ehh..when the people next door try to cross your border and shoot at you when you try to stop them, that's like a declaration of war, right?
Palestinian gunmen and
Egyptian forces exchanged fire at the Gaza-Egypt border on
Monday, killing one person and wounding 59 others a day after
Cairo closed the breached frontier with the Hamas-run enclave.
At least 45 Egyptian policemen and 14 Palestinians were
wounded in the clash at the Rafah border crossing, which Hamas
Islamists blasted open on January 23 to let Gazans stock up on
supplies in defiance of an Israeli-led blockade.
The dead person was identified by local medical officials
as a Palestinian civilian. Two Egyptians suffered gunshot
wounds and one senior security official sustained fractures
from stone throwing, security sources and medical officials
Hamas denied any role in the fighting, which began after
Egyptian security men stopped the flow of people trying to go
back home and the crowd responded with stone-throwing, drawing
smoke grenades from the Egyptians, local residents said.
Egyptian security officials said Palestinians threw petrol
bombs at the police and border guards and at the border wall
separating Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
Yeah, no one could've expected this or seen it coming. No one at all!