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How to get into Gaza - advice please!

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How to get into Gaza - advice please!

I have been contacted by a retired teacher who would like to go to Gaza for a period.

Can anybody advise us please, or put us in touch with somebody who can help us with the following questions:

1. What is the best way of getting into Gaza?

2. What is the most useful thing one could do there (if staying say for 1-3 months)?

We'd particularly like contact either with Gazans in the UK, or with Brits or others who have been in Gaza recently.

Thanks for any help you can provide. (I'll be glad to phone anybody to discuss further if that is what they prefer.)

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1. Re: How to get into Gaza - advice please!

Have your acquaintance join one of the groups that offers humanitarian aide to the Gaza strip as this is just about the only way a foreigner can visit legally. There are also a limited amount of foreign journalists who may be able to attain a permit to enter.

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2. Re: How to get into Gaza - advice please!

You can go to Cairo and ask the Egyptian authorities for an exit visa to Gaza. A few of these are available if your friend is willing to deal with the bureaucracy, he may get lucky. However if he wants to volunteer and do something useful there, then contact an NGO that has projects on the ground. Since your friend is a teacher, he may have a good chance in being accepted.

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Fred Schlomka

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