#57 Jake and the Rafah crossing. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben Alofs
    • 05.05.07 | 13:17 (IDT)

    So Israel does not control the Rafah crossing?? Go to Cairo and take the bus to the Rafah border crossing. Join the queue there of thousands of Palestinians waiting in the burning sun for weeks and months in the hope that they are allowed through the pedestrian crossing. I was there the year before last. The EU observers are observing as do the video-cameras installed by Israel in the terminal building. But who closes the crossing at a whim? Why, it is the Israeli army/border police/Shin Bet! So Jake, who has propably never been to Gaza, be prepared for an unforgettable experience and make the trip from Cairo to Rafah. You may be able to learn something!

    from the article: Ignoring the chaos
    First published 00:00 04.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 04.05.07
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