It's official, after wide speculation Egypt has laid the way for the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Palestinian territory of Gaza to be opened ending Egypt's long compliance with Israeli blockade of Gaza. This move by Egypt's post-Mubarak government has led to justification of Israel's concerns with the new Egyptian government ,which since the departure of President Mubarak has been more pro-Palestinian.
With the opening of the Rafah crossing, I believe the security concerns for Israel and that region have increased immensely. This is so because with the combined Egyptian and Israeli blockade of Gaza broken, there is a potential for arms to be smuggled through this border into the hands of the terrorist organization, Hamas. It will be interesting see how this move by Egypt will effect future relations between these two countries and to the middle east as a whole.