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Palestinians hug their relatives after they returned from Egypt into Gaza Strip through Erez crossing 29 July 2007 in Beit Hanun, northern Gaza Strip. Around 100 of the thousands of Palestinians stranded in Egypt crossed into Israel on their way to Gaza today, but many left behind said they were barred for their political beliefs. Egypt and Israel yesterday agreed that 627 of the 6,000 stranded Palestinians, who have been living in increasingly dire conditions, would be allowed back to the Gaza Strip, with 100 crossing today and 527 tomorrow.