RAMALLAH, Dec. 6 (JMCC) - Gaza
's sole operating entry and exit point, the Rafah
crossing to Egypt, is the source of myriad stories of difficulties. Here. Global Post explores some of them.
Palestinians from Gaza seeking to re-enter their homeland through Egypt say they are routinely met with abuse, mockery and demands for bribes by Egyptian border officials who seem more interested in keeping people out than in letting them in.Read
Officials in Gaza echo their complaints. They said that Gaza’s borders with both Egypt and Israel are far less open than meets the eye.
Many travelers coming from Egypt are held at the desert crossing for days, where soldiers and border officials verbally abuse them. Once inside the terminal building, a maze of dimly lit corridors scattered with pools of standing water, they are charged entrance and exit fees not found at the country’s other border crossings.
the story at Global Post...