While attempting to reach Egypt with his wife’s medical records, EI’s Rami Almeghari found the way barred. Read more about Rafah crossing with Egypt still a prison gate for many Palestinians in Gaza
January 25 revolution
Hesham Alofoq (aka Sphinx) of the Egyptian hip-hop group Arabian Knightz speaks to The Electronic Intifada about the history of hip-hop in Egypt and the Middle East, the future of the Egyptian uprising, and the role that music plays in the revolt. Read more about Interview: rapper Sphinx on why Egypt uprising had a hip-hop soundtrack
While Egypt has played an important role in the fate of the Palestinian national movement, little attention has been paid to Palestinians in Egypt. In a new policy brief from Al-Shabaka: the Palestinian Policy Network, Oroub el-Abed gives an overview of the experience of Palestinians in Egypt and where they stand today. Read more about Oroub al-Abed on "The Invisible Community: Egypt's Palestinians"
Many hoping to find free movement between Egypt and Gaza have found the border gates at the Rafah crossing closed. Egyptian officials closed the gates on Saturday, according to Palestinian officials. Read more about Frustrations rise as Rafah crossing closed again