Israeli and Palestinian security officials agreed to ease some restrictions on Palestinians. The Rafah Crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip will be opened and travel restrictions on Palestinians in Gaza can be eased. In addition, the runway at the Gaza Airport, destroyed earlier this month by Israeli bulldozers, can be rebuilt. Wednesday’s announcements came as Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said chances for peace “have departed from the zero point and begun to move.”
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