A video produced by activists in Gaza shows the frustrations of Palestinians prevented from crossing through the Rafah border gate into Egypt, despite the announcement with much fanfare last week that the border would be permanently opened.
Severe restrictions over the last four years have made it very difficult for the vast majority of Palestinians who live in Gaza to leave and re-enter the territory. The opening of the crossing was widely welcomed, but many restrictions remained.
The situation deteriorated further on Saturday when Egypt abruptly shut the crossing completely. As of today, Sunday, it is still reported to be closed.