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Video: Who are the Palestinians traveling through Rafah crossing?

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Last week, Egyptian President Abd al-Fatah al-Sisi announced the opening of the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire month of Ramadan, which he said was “in order to ensure the easing of the burdens on the brothers in the Gaza Strip.”

The crossing, which serves as the main gateway to the outside world for the 2 million Palestinians besieged in Gaza, has remained largely closed since Sisi’s rise to power.

We spoke to several Palestinians — students going abroad to study or in search of jobs, people traveling to reunite with families, and injured protesters seeking treatment in Jordan — as they waited for their chance to leave Gaza. The journey out of Gaza is far from simple, as only a select number of Palestinians with permission are allowed to leave.

Most of the Gazans at the crossing were anxious to leave the small coastal enclave, which has suffered from decade-long Israeli siege that has plunged Gaza into extreme poverty and some of the highest unemployment rates in the world. The UN has said the territory could become “uninhabitable” by 2020.

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the wounded boy at 3:10 “i can’t even urinate or use the bathroom properly”. so many people targeted in their groin. sick. “i pray to god to bring back my legs, that’s all i want” it’s so hard to watch this video and not be repulsed. the inhumanity is deafening.

“the inhumanity is deafening.” Annie
It’s easy to feel desperation in these circumstances. However, let us remember that Israel is collapsing, Zionism is at its end, and BDS is winning.

“the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Annie I agree with you – I think that eventually, the world will be moral and just. The moral universe has a bright future, that is indisputable. The physical universe – not so much: our little earth… Read more »

On another site, I saw a headline “What Accounts for America’s Sadism toward Palestinians?” I clicked on it, in hope of learning the answer. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really tell us. I like to think that most Americans are not actually sadists when it comes to Palestinians, only those in control… Read more »