Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Elaraby told al-Jazeera this morning that the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the Hamas ruled Gaza Strip would be opened permanently with a week to ten days.The crossing had been closed by Egypt since 2007.
Essentially, that means the Egyptian blockade of Hamas is over, and Iranian weaponry and personnel will be able to come in over the border openly.Of course, the smuggling tunnels will still be in use as well, and without any Egyptian efforts to close them down.
Elaraby said that Egypt was taking this step to alleviate the "suffering of the Palestinian people."
"Egyptian national security and Palestinian security are one," he added.
Look for Egypt to normalize relations with Hamas fairly quickly, especially as the Muslim Brotherhood assumes a bigger role in Egypt's government.
I think it's safe to say that the Egyptian-Israel peace treaty is over for all practical purposes.