Maybe you should actually read the article instead of just looking at the heading. They tried having this crossing open, it resulted in 6 civilian deaths and & nearby 2 Israeli truck drivers were killed! There are other crossings that are open, having one open that risks people's lives is just stupid. And a special note to Flora @ #11, please pick up a history book b4 u come on Haaretz next time. Gaza and West Bank have not belonged to Israel for 60 years. They won them in the six day war in 1967. Before that Gaza was part of Egypt and West Bank was part of Jordan. You should also know that from 1948-1967 neither country did anything to help the refugees.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel: Gaza crossing to stay shut as long as Hamas in power