Note from the director of WeAreNotNumbers.org:
The Rafah crossing from Gaza into Egypt has opened only 17 days so far this year, and more than 20,000 Palestinians are on the list to leave. During the last opening this month, only 1,441 people were allowed to leave Gaza. That is less than 5 percent of students and the sick, etc. seeking to travel.
Meanwhile, despite the hopes for the new Palestinian “consensus” government, Egypt has used bombing of the Sinai mosque as an excuse to close Rafah once again.
A bird sings in Gaza
Basman Derawi is a 29-year-old physiotherapist and Gaza-based writer for We Are Not Numbers. He has been able to leave Gaza once in his life, for medical treatment.