Rafah Checkpoint Closure, People Trapped in the Crossing

25 May 2007

Ten days ago, Israeli Occupation soldiers closed the Rafah terminal checkpoint between the border of Egypt and the Gaza Strip. Currently over 1000 people are waiting in the terminal to pass through the checkpoint. Many are ill or injured and are being prevented from accessing the healthcare that they urgently require. Among the 1000 there are also Palestinian students who are trying to return to Egypt to complete their program of study.