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IMEU: Rafah: a return to the status quo?

  Laila El-Haddad, GazaMom.com, May 31, 2011 The big story of the week has been the much-acclaimed re-opening of the torturous Rafah Crossing. It had been operating intermittently, if at all, and for limited categories of people for more than 4 years now. For what seemed like eternity, the Mubarak regime, colluding with the United […]

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Gisha Releases New Animated Film “Gaza Reels” – video

PNN – Palestine News Network – 31.05.11 – 12:46 Tal Aviv – PNN – Following the opening of Rafah Crossing by Egypt last week, the Israeli legal Center for Freedom of movement – Gisha – released on Tuesday an animated film questioning common perceptions about Israel’s disengagement from Gaza and the closure of the Strip […]

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Resheq: The opening of Rafah crossing an achievement of the Egyptian revolution

[ 29/05/2011 – 01:41 PM ] DAMASCUS, (PIC)– Ezzat al-Resheq, member of the Hamas Political Bureau, expressed appreciation for the Egyptian government’s decision to permanently open the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip, and said that it was “a decision that reflects the spirit of the Egyptian revolution and the return of Egypt to […]

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Israeli Peace Blog Gush Shalom Applauds Opening of Rafah Border

30.05.11 – 12:44 | PNN – Palestine News Network Gaza-PNN- Victoria Delacroix- In a press release by an Israeli peace blog called Gush Shalom, said the opening of the border crossing between Egypt and Gaza is a death blow to the siege in Gaza and a step in a new and hopeful direction for not just the […]

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Israel slams Rafah reopening

Published today (updated) 29/05/2011 11:55 Palestinians hold the red, white and black Egyptian flag along with the Palestinian flag, in support of Egypt at the Rafah border crossing on May 28 after Egypt reopened the border, allowing people to cross freely for the first time in four years. Israeli ministers have condemned Cairo’s decision, warning […]

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Gaza businessmen applaud Rafah opening

Published 29/05/2011 10:22 Reflected in the his glasses, a man watches a rally in support of Egypt at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip. Egypt on Saturday reopened its Rafah border crossing with Gaza, allowing people to cross freely for the first time in four years. [AFP/Said Khatib] GAZA CITY […]

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Opening the Rafah crossing – video

AlJazeera | May 28, 2011 Hundreds of Palestinians from Gaza have entered Egypt as the Rafah border crossing was reopened on Saturday by Egypt’s interim military government. The gateway has been mostly shut since Hamas routed Fatah from the Gaza Strip in internecine fighting in 2007. Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports the Gazan side of […]

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Hope for Gaza, headache for Israel as border opens at Rafah – video

RussiaToday | May 28, 2011 After 4 years under total lockdown, Gaza’s 1.5 million residents finally have a gateway to the outside world. Egypt’s dropped the stringent security that Israel insisted on for its border crossing with the blockaded region. Israel’s long struggled to keep Gaza’s borders watertight, depriving people there in the hope of […]

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Egypt opens Gaza border permanently

  PressTV –  Sat May 28, 2011 9:16AM Egypt has reopened its Rafah border with the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, allowing people to cross freely for the first time in four years following the downfall of ex-President Hosni Mubarak. Egypt opened the border crossing where many Palestinians gathered on Saturday in eager anticipation of the move […]

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Egypt Re-Opens Gaza Border, Partially Dismantling Siege « Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place

  Palestinian man waits for Rafah border crossing to open (Eyad Baba/AP) A cornerstone of U.S.-Israel policy over the past five years has just partially dissolved with Egypt’s reopening today of the Rafah border crossing.  This will allow passenger traffic (but not goods) to cross every day with little hindrance (though men from 18-40 will […]

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Israeli Vice-PM Shalom Against Opening Gaza Crossing

Thursday May 26, 2011 17:08 by Kevin Murphy – IMEMC and Agencies Israeli Vice-Premier Silvan Shalom has spoken out against the easing of the blockade on Gaza through relaxed restrictions at the Egypt-Gaza crossing at Rafah, according to the Jerusalem Post. Shalom warned that development could lead to groups such as al-Qaeda smuggling weapons into […]

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Hamas hails ‘courageous’ move to open Rafah border

Published today (updated) 26/05/2011 16:15 GAZA CITY (AFP) — Gaza’s Hamas rulers on Thursday welcomed as “courageous” an Egyptian decision to open permanently the Rafah border crossing between the two territories. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum hailed the move as “a courageous and responsible decision which falls in line with Palestinian and Egyptian public opinion.” “We […]

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OIC calls for opening Rafah crossing before goods

[ 21/05/2011 – 03:29 PM ] JEDDAH, (PIC)– The Organization of Islamic Conference has called on the Egyptian authorities to open the Rafah border terminal with the Gaza Strip before movement of goods. The call came in the monthly report for April issued by the OIC humanitarian affairs department, part of which was allocated for […]

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EU commissioner calls for ‘immediate,’ opening of Gaza Crossings

Published April 18, 2011 10:07 Georgieva visits a school in the West Bank [MaanImages/Georgieva, HO] GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva called for the “immediate, sustained and unconditional opening of crossings for the flow of humanitarian aid, commercial goods and persons,” following her trip to the coastal enclave Tuesday. It was a message […]

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Egyptian Military: Israel has no Right to Interfere in the Opening of Rafah Crossing

PNN – Palestine News Network  | 30.04.11 – 16:30 Cairo – PNN – The Egyptian Army Chief of Staff, General Sami Adnan, announced on Saturday that the opening of Rafah crossing located on the southern Gaza Borders with Egypt is a Palestinian-Egyptian matter that Israel do not have the right to interfere in. Rafah crossing […]

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