GAZA CITY (AFP) - Egyptian officials at the Rafah border with the Gaza Strip closed the crossing on Saturday, Palestinian police told AFP. Ayub Abu Shaa, head of the Hamas police unit at Rafah, said phone calls to the Egyptian side went unanswered and a crowd of hundreds of Palestinians seeking to cross to Egypt were faced with a locked gate. According to a security source in Egypt, the crossing was closed for works which were to have been completed on Friday and efforts were underway to allow through Palestinian buses. Egyptian security and state television later said that the crossing had reopened, but only for pedestrians, as the works prevented the passage of vehicles.