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Crossing to Cairo: a Palestinian diary

The trip from Gaza to Cairo is arduous and fraught for Palestinians under heavy Egyptian regime restrictions.

Why a Gaza ceasefire isn’t enough

Raji Sourani
Gaza Strip
3 August 2014

A ceasefire is not enough. It will not end the suffering. It will only move us from the horror of death by bombardment to the horror of death by slow strangulation.

Germany remains silent on massacre of its citizens in Gaza

Ali M. Latifi
Kabul
29 July 2014

Because of Gaza closure, Ramsis Kilani was unable to bury the seven members of his family killed in Israeli airstrike.

Egyptian press repeat Israeli lies as Sisi keeps Gaza border closed

Jihad Abaza
15 July 2014

Palestinians remain trapped by Israel and Egypt as the bombing continues.

Gaza health ministry declares state of emergency

Rafah
14 July 2014

Frustrated aid workers stranded at border as Egypt keeps Gaza crossing closed.

Egypt "humiliates" travelers from Gaza

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
1 May 2014
Elderly woman sits next to suitcase near fence and barbed wire

Only 36 medical patients were allowed through Rafah crossing in February.

Why is Gaza always Egypt's scapegoat?

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
17 December 2013
Elderly woman displays travel document in waiting room

Unlike the Rafah crossing, other borders have been opened since the Cairo coup earlier this year.

Waiting in Gaza, where nothing makes sense

Yousef M. Aljamal
4 October 2013

I haven’t been able to see my relatives in the West Bank for 14 years.

Like a miracle, I've been allowed to study outside Gaza

Malaka Mohammed
United Kingdom
25 September 2013

Many other Palestinian students have lost their scholarships because Egypt denies them the right to travel.

Egypt blocks Gaza student from going to college in UK

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
19 September 2013
Young woman looks unhappy as she sits outdoors among suitcases

Only 150 persons allowed to cross Rafah per day.

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