Rafah Crossing Waiting Hall, Palestine: Most Palestinians from Gaza dream of exiting via Rafah, for medical care, study, and travel. With Gaza under siege since 2006, and occupied by Israel prior, many Palestinians have never been able to exit Gaza.
Older Palestinian carrying his bag to the transit bus. Although the Palestinian border terminal has had a facelift, many of the old procedures at the Rafah crossing remain in place, including long waits on the Egyptian side and lack of luggage dollie.
Since the Gaza terminal's facelift, Palestinians, especially women and children, have comfortable, air-conditioned seats while they wait for their passports to be stamped. Prior to Mohammed Mursi's election, under the Mubarak regime, Palestinians wai.
The Palestinian Rafah border terminal has been renovated since Mursi's election. Many Palestinians dream of reaching this point, the door to the outside world, the ability to travel freely like any person worldwide.