But it is also worth noting that even were these changes to occur, they would not amount to a total reversal of the closure of the Egypt-Gaza border. The comments do not indicate that restrictions on certain goods, or on construction materials would also be changed. also, the statement does not mention Israel or express a policy position toward's Israel's blockage of Gaza. And Palestinians leaving the Gaza strip are not a security threat to Israel in the first place (the statement expresses no change in the criteria of what can be brought back into Gaza).
Nonetheless, the Israeli government should be prepared for statements of more sweeping change. Establishing and maintaining relationships with the Egyptian army will be critical at this stage, as will planning a response to any new changes which mitigate PR damage to the Israeli government.