According to the front page of Haaretz this morning, Israel is vexed over Egypt letting militants into Gaza. Apparently the Egyptians struck some sort of deal with Hamas in Gaza whereby the Gazans handed over to the Egyptians someone wanted, perhaps an Al-Qaida operator, and in return the Egyptians let some 80 Hamas figures into Gaza. Israel is vexed, but doesn't seem to have many options beyond kvetching. Actually, Haaretz reminds us, Israel hasn't controlled the main entrance to Gaza, from Egypt, since late 2005. (After the Israelis unilaterally left Gaza, they toyed with the idea of continuing to control its border with Egypt, but the Americans disabused them of that notion). Moreover, when in June 2007 Hamas forcibly took over Gaza, the EU observers who had been at the border crossing at Rafah also left, and this meant that Israel lost what little influence it still had. (The EU observers didn't work for Israel, but they did listen to its objections and could choose to act accordingly, or not).
Keep all this in mind next time you're told by whomever that Israel still bears responsibility for everything bad in Gaza, because Israel still controls Gaza.