Gaza is often described as the world’s largest prison.
If so, then the world is witnessing one of the biggest ever breakouts.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians have poured across the border into Egypt, after a series of explosions breached the steel wall which divides the two territories.
Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland is on one the Gaza side of the Rafah crossing.
Added: January 23, 2008
Palestinians have poured into the Egyptian side of the Rafah crossing through holes blown along the border wall between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.
Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland reports from Gaza, where, due to the border breach, she is joined by Amr el-Kahky, Al Jazeera’s Cairo correspondent.