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#OpenRafahBorder | Hundreds of Palestinians storm the Rafah Crossing: A personal account from Gaza

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

September 29, 2013 · by palestinesolidaritycampaign | Chat2Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinians storm the Rafah Crossing: A personal account from Gaza today

Hundreds of students stormed the Palestinian side of the Rafah Crossing with Egypt today, furious and desperate at being sealed off in the Strip when they have places to study at universities abroad.

The new semester began a week ago at universities across the globe but Palestinian students in Gaza who have places at these universities are at risk of losing them if they can’t leave Gaza soon.

Patients needing medical help abroad are also among those trying to leave Gaza. Around 5,500 Palestinians are on a waiting list to leave Gaza, mostly for academic or medical reasons. Last Thursday, between 50 and 60 were allowed to leave by the Egyptian authorities.

The desperation of those left behind, who travel to the border every day hoping to leave, became evident today.

Gaza has been blockaded by Israel for six years. Israel has…

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