Gaza Game Exposes Siege Restrictions

August 28, 2010 § 2 Comments

Israel announced weeks ago that it would ease its siege on Gaza, but students who want to travel to the West Bank to study are still banned – as they have been for 10 years. To publicise the problem, the Israeli human rights group Gisha – Legal Center for Freedom of Movement has created an online game that demonstrates just how difficult it is to leave the Gaza strip.

Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports.

(Also see Gisha’s excellent short animation ‘Closed Zone‘)

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§ 2 Responses to Gaza Game Exposes Siege Restrictions

  • jonathan segal says:

    There’s an abducted israeli soldier , Gilad Shalit, whose predicament is much worse than the Palestinian student’s. Here’s an idea: release Gilad Shalit in exchange for the lifting af all travel restrictions between Gaza and the West Bank.

    • Rob says:

      “Here’s an idea: release Gilad Shalit in exchange for the lifting of all travel restrictions between Gaza and the West Bank.”
      - OK. I’m sure Netanyahu would be more than happy to follow through on that, what with his stellar record and all as a trustworthy interlocutor. But seriously, do you think any of this has anything to do with Shalit? Is he really that important? On the contrary, I suspect that Netanyahu needs Shalit as a permanent captive in order to provide a cause for people to rally behind, and an excuse for further aggression. If they tried to return him to the Israelis, they’d probably give him back…

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