[Gaza Strip, August 3. Image via Getty]

A Palestinian girl waits with her mother to board a bus bound for Egypt at the Rafah border terminal in the southern Gaza Strip on August 3, 2009. The Egyptian government opened its Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip โ€” the only one that bypasses Israel โ€” for three days. The coastal strip has been under Israeli blockade since the Islamist Hamas movement seized control in June 2007. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)