Tens of thousands of Palestinians flooded from a blockaded Gaza into Egypt on Wednesday after militants blew a gap in the border wall. Egyptian authorities stood by as the mob rushed to stock up on food and other supplies. Israel has raised concerns and appealed to Egypt to get control of the situation.
Gazans rushed to buy food, fuel and other supplies that have become scarce because of an Israeli blockade—aimed at stopping rocket attacks from Gaza.
Egyptian police have so far taken no action to stop people crossing.
Israel has expressed concern at the events at the border and has urged Egypt to restore security there.