Listen: Gaza, Gaza Israel, Israel discussed on Today in Focus
"Today. We talk about Gaza's blockade generation and the guardians Rafael fair warns remain is an extension to Brexit is not victory. So to get to Gaza from Jerusalem is not a very long drive. It's less than an hour and a half, and you get to this place could eras which is the last point in Israel before you crossover. Imagine going to an airport in the middle of the night. You know, when it was closed between midnight and three A M that almost nobody in that that their loads and loads of counters where where it was intended that passports would be stamped people with go through but only two are open one for foreigners among Palestinians since two thousand and seven the people of Gaza have lived under blockade. It's one implemented on land air and sea crippling the country's economy and imprisoning. It's two million citizens the young people growing up in Gaza is all they've ever known. I always find it incredibly we it to go in there because for me as a journalist, it's very very easy to crossover and to go back. You know, I could go into. Gaza in the morning and leave in the afternoon. And there are people that my age who've never left. For a year Palestinians, have protested the Gaza Israel border against the blockade. Israel's lethal response to the outpouring has caused tensions to rise last week militants fired two rockets towards Tel Aviv in the first such attack in five years. Meanwhile, HAMAS supported the activists at the border, but now face their own demonstrations in the cities against dia living conditions in Gaza with footage last week of police beatings demonstrators. The causes young people. There's disillusionment with many starting to question the worth of weekly protests at the frontier from the guardian. I'm Gristana today in focus what does the future hold for Gaza's blockade generation? What's the current situation in Gaza at the moment? So the current situation in Gaza is is that it's a small piece of land with a few cities in it. Two million people almost completely cut off from the outside world. Oliver homes is the guardians. Jerusalem correspondent HAMAs which is an Islamist militant group and political organization is in control of this small strip of land, bordering, Israel, and Egypt. And both countries have imposed a blockade on Gaza, which limits people and also goods coming in and out of the area. So the people in Gaza describe the area as the world's largest open air prison, and can you just explain why Israel have put the blockade in place and all say, why Egypt a role say preventing people coming in and out Israel has fought three wars with HAMAs. And how mass will fire rockets into Israel, the single largest custom rocket attack the tug at ten.."