Alt text: A Palestinian boy holds his father’s passport at Egypt’s Rafah crossing yesterday
In case you hadn’t heard the news, today the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt was opened “fully” for the first time since the Israeli blockade was brought in (i.e. when Hamas came to power). The Rafah border is important because it is the one entrance into Palestine that Israel (the occupying force) doesn’t control.
However, major disclaimer: Egypt has openly said that the Rafah crossing will not be used   to transfer goods, and restrictions will be imposed on the movement of   individuals.
Basically, it’s a definite step forward, but the blockade has not been lifted.

Alt text: A Palestinian boy holds his father’s passport at Egypt’s Rafah crossing yesterday

In case you hadn’t heard the news, today the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt was opened “fully” for the first time since the Israeli blockade was brought in (i.e. when Hamas came to power). The Rafah border is important because it is the one entrance into Palestine that Israel (the occupying force) doesn’t control.

However, major disclaimer: Egypt has openly said that the Rafah crossing will not be used to transfer goods, and restrictions will be imposed on the movement of individuals.

Basically, it’s a definite step forward, but the blockade has not been lifted.

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