02/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Israel Lets Foreigners Flee Gaza Strip

In what may be viewed as a sign of an impending IDF ground operation in Gaza, Israel allowed dozens of Palestinian holders of foreign passports to flee the fighting in the Strip on Friday.

IDF spokesman Peter Lerner said nearly 300 Palestinians were pouring through the Erez border crossing.

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