The major purpose of keeping the crossing between Gaza and the West Bank is to import al Qiada into the West Bank, so they can try to shoot down civilian aircraft with shoulder propelled missiles. Now that the Rafah crossing is open (especailly to al Qaida, whom Egypt is trying to move out of Sinai), no one can claim that Gaza is a prison. Israel should close Erez and Carni, and place mines at the entrance, so these checkpoints will never reopen.
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from the article: The safe passage: The history of a farce