Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Shades of Checkpoint Charlie at Rafah Crossing: Professor Writes About Trying to Leave Gaza

EI published the following story in their Diaries section:
On Monday 30 June, Gaza was abuzz with the sudden announcement that Egypt would open Rafah Crossing -- the only gateway for 1.5 million Palestinians who have been imprisoned here for almost two years -- for three short days. Although I had good reasons to use the crossing to leave Gaza, I was unsure about pressing my luck to escape, if only for a short while. Past experience has made me graphically and painfully aware that thousands of my fellow Gazans would also try to capitalize on this very rare opportunity suddenly available to us.

Read the full story here >