Comments:Some Gaza Strip students to go without textbooks

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I can understand them wanting to use transportation to get food in, but 'stopping' a shipment of books already en-route (unless I read it wrong)? Contralya 19:59, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Paper, not books. irid:t 20:01, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
I'm surprised the Israelis let them have printing presses in the first place. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:10, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
O, I got the impression that they meant books; I didn't think of school books as made locally. But still, going out of their way to stop it from getting in... Contralya 20:47, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
Their logic is that with Hamas in control, the Gaza Strip is essentially one large terrorist camp and therefore only humanitarian goods should be allowed in (food, water, medicine, etc.) Paper is not necessarily a humanitarian good. I don't particularly agree, but at least there is some sort of logic there. --Quadrastreet 21:34, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Other borders?[edit]

What about the Gaza-Egyptian border?

I believe the Israelis control that border... I'm not sure. On the other hand, if that border is available then this whole issue smacks of demonization against the Israelis: "The Israelis are keeping our children from learning! Never mind the fact that we could import Arabic-language school books from Egypt." --Quadrastreet 23:25, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

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