Is it possible that the Gazans who walked into Egypt through the breaks in the wall constructed by Israel have created facts on the ground? Hard to say. And who can see the consequences? But there is something bracing about their willingness to walk through the wall for “fresh air” as one woman said. They are imprisoned in their own land by both Hamas and Israel; it would be a breakthrough if they could lift the yoke of both from their shoulders.
Here’s the NYTimes account: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/24/world/middleeast/24gaza.html?_r=1&oref=slogin