Palestinian militants and Egypt restored some order on the border Sunday, and Hamas gains leverage in negotiations.
Israeli officials see opportunity to turn Gaza over to Egypt to provide services.
Hizb ut-Tahrir moves to fill void left by Hamas in the West Bank
In an interview, key Hamas strategist Mahmoud Zahar discusses how his movement has been preparing for a potentially imminent Israeli assault on Gaza.
Alleged weapons smuggling in tunnels underneath the Egypt-Gaza border has become a major sticking point amid President Bush's new push for peace in the Middle East.
In the Shuafat refugee camp in Jerusalem, residents say that Israeli interests will trump theirs despite Bush's vow of a peace deal this year.
In Jerusalem Wednesday, the president called for two democracies, Israel and Palestine, to live side by side.
The strip's Islamist leaders have called for protests Wednesday against Bush's first trip to Israel and the West Bank.