When I was arguing with AIPAC attendees in Washington D.C., the one thing they didn’t seem to have an answer for was if the occupation of Gaza was supposedly over, why was Israel controlling all its borders?
Well, with the seemingly heartening news that Egypt’s military government was opening the Rafah crossing, Israel’s defenders could briefly claim that even the Siege was over! This was absurd on the face of it, as Larry Derfner points out, because these same defneders had been claiming for years that the Siege was necessary to deprive terrorists of their coriander.
Well, the opening was pretty narrow from the beginning, according to Gaza Mom blogger Laila El-Haddad back on May 31 in Mondoweiss. And now, courtesy of Democracy Now! the crossing was officially closed.