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Israel Re-Opens Key Gaza Cargo Crossing Ahead of Summit

Israel has re-opened a key Gaza border crossing, ahead of an Israeli-Palestinian summit set for Tuesday in Egypt.

The Israeli army closed the Karni crossing, the main crossing for goods entering and leaving the Gaza Strip, after a militant attack there killed six Israeli civilians last month.

Hundreds of Palestinian trucks carrying produce and fresh-cut flowers were lined up at the crossing Monday awaiting the opening.

Last week, Israel re-opened the Gaza-Egypt border crossing at Rafah, which was closed after another militant attack killed five Israeli soldiers in December.

Meanwhile, Israeli and Palestinian officials met Monday to make final arrangements for the summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm al-Sheikh. Egyptian host President Hosni Mubarak and Jordan's King Abdullah are also set to attend.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.