Palestinian children at the Rafah crossing last week. "You feel totally helpless, faced with this bureaucracy,” says Walid Wafi, a Gazan who is trying to travel to Egypt. Said Khatib/AFP

Jordan Joins Israel in Clamping Down on Palestinian Transit Visas

Gazans have given up on crossing into Egypt via Rafah, but now the alternative of traveling via Jordan is in many cases no longer an option for them – or other Palestinians seeking to travel abroad.

Walid Wafi and his wife, who are in their sixties, have been waiting for weeks to leave the Gaza Strip and travel to Cairo to organize a wedding for their daughter who lives there. The family cannot set a date...

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