Palestinian media sources reported Sunday that Cairo has decided to allow tens of stranded Egyptians, who have been stuck on the Gaza side of border in January, back to Egypt.

Spokesman of the ruling Hamas in Gaza, Ayman Taha, explained that those, holding Egyptian ID cards, will be allowed to cross the borders enroute to the the Egyptian territories.

During a meeting between Hamas officials and Egyptian authorities last Thursday, both sides agreed to allow the stranded back, while Cairo releases dozens of Hamas detainees, who were arrested by the Egyptian authorities in January.

Hundreds of thousands of Gazans flooded in January23 into the Egyptian soil, after breaching the fence-off iron wall with Egypt, in a time the Israel-imposed siege has reached climax.

Israel enforced a crippling closure on Gaza right after the Islamist Hamas party took over the coastal territory in June2007, amidst a power struggle with the Fatah party of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.