A few weeks ago I spent six hours at the main checkpoint between Israel and Gaza. Here is what I saw.
This article was published by IRIN, a press service funded by the UN, on September 2
Nearly a week after a ceasefire agreement that was believed to include the partially lifting of the blockade on Gaza, no restrictions have been eased, say humanitarians and border guards.
NGOs are eager to increase aid to the Palestinian region after a 50-day Israeli bombing campaign left over 2,000 dead, thousands wounded and much of the enclave’s infrastructure in ruins, but access rules continue to present huge challenges.