Saturday, October 09, 2010

2491 people managed to escape "the world's largest prison" last week

From Ma'an:
Almost 3,500 Palestinians passed through the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza last week, officials reported.

Border administrators said 1651 Palestinians returned to Gaza, most of whom were patients who had received treatment in Egyptian hospitals, whilst 1821 left Gaza through the terminal. Officials said 276 Palestinians were refused permission to cross.

Crossings officials said the Erez pedestrian crossing between northern Gaza and Israel was partially open during the week, recording the exit of 941 individuals from Gaza, including 652 residents, 245 foreign nationals, and 44 Palestinians with Israeli citizenship.
That's a pretty porous prison!