The timing of this move just before the attempt to get recognition for a Palestinian state at the UN is too obvious to ignore. Anything that advances a two state solution limits the appeal of a militant Islamist party and this indicates they know it. That Hamas would compromise easier border conditions with Egypt in this way shows that the welfare of the Gaza civilians is also not their prime concern.
German finance minister says need to limit number of refugees coming to Europe (Reuters)
from the article: Seven killed in series of terrorist attacks in southern Israel