Rami Almeghari writing from the occupied Gaza Strip, Live from Palestine, 28 July 2008
"....International law, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, guarantees every individual the right to an education. However, despite all of Abdo's appeals and those of his colleagues, Israeli authorities have not provided a clear-cut explanation why they can not leave Gaza. Nor has last month's Egyptian-brokered ceasefire deal between Hamas and Israel changed the situation for these students.
"As an activist and as an ordinary Gaza resident, I can assure you that no concrete results of the ceasefire deal have been observed yet. We are still fighting for our basic rights, while there are many deaf ears and blind eyes around. We are going to organize a sit-in at the Rafah crossing terminal in southern Gaza very soon, to convey our message of protest before we lose hope.""