Displaced Syrians are being helped on the Syrian side of border, senior Turkish official says, adds that 70,000 more could arrive if Russian and Syrian strikes continue.15:20 06.02.16 | 0 comments
Erez is not a border between Gaza and Israel, as some say. Erez is a checkpoint between an independent state - Israel - and a military occupied territory - Gaza - which has not been allowed to be independent (even if troops have been withdrawn). If Gaza was independent, there would be an airport and a harbour and sovereignity over their airspace and coasts. Which they have not. So it is still an occupied territory. Under international law - the same law which allowed Israel in the first place to come into existence, thanks to a resolution of the United Nations and mute from a militia-men (Haganah) backed entity into an internationally recognized sovereign state - Israel has the absolute responsability for the civilian population in Gaza. It cannot treat them as if it were a foreign country. That is a legal fact - ask any lawyer. Also the Egyptian crossing - the Rafah crossing - is closed BY ISRAEL, not by Egypt. Read the press.