Omar and the Checkpoint
The Essential Story that is Rarely Told

Baroud, Ramzy
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/02/27/omar-and-the-checkpoint/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  27/02/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15965

Omar is a 7-year-old boy from Gaza. His family managed to obtain the necessary permits that allowed him to cross the Erez checkpoint to Jerusalem, through the West Bank, in order to undergo surgery. He was accompanied by his father. On the way back, the boy and his father were stopped at the Qalanidya checkpoint, separating occupied East Jerusalem from the West Bank. The father needed another permit from the Israeli military to take his son, whose wounds were still fresh hours after the surgery, back to the strip. But the soldiers were in no obliging mood.

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