Traveling through Rafah border . . . again!

6 Mar

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لماذا غزة؟ Why Gaza?

Yesterday’s journey across the Sinai and the Rafah border into Gaza was uneventful . . . and THAT is the big news!   In the middle of January I was turned away at the border and the Egyptian guards told me “La-La-La-No-No-No”.

They tried to pull that same stunt on me yesterday.  The first Egyptian guard did not speak English and when I showed him my passport, he said “La-La-La.”   I asked “English?”  He said “La”.   I said “English!!” a bit more forcefully.  I wasn’t going to be turned away this time.

He took me to another guard sitting in a small guardhouse with 5 other men all smoking and acting very casual.   He asked me in English “What do you want?”   I told him “I want to go to Gaza.”   He said “Do you have your papers?”   I showed him my passport…

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