Carolyn Cole / LAT
Palestinian Khadra Salem, center, is trying to leave Gaza Thursday with her boy Mohammed, age 1 1/2, to join her husband in the West Bank. Others trying to get out include people who were loyal to Fatah and who fear retaliation from Hamas, which seized control of Gaza last week. Fatah still retains control in the West Bank. The tunnel where Salem waits leads from Gaza to the Erez crossing; it's strewn with garbage and besieged by looters intent on removing its pipes.
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