The current political disturbance in Egypt is taking a huge toil on the Gaza Strip as this has abandoned thousands of civilians on both sides of the border. According to the British Prime Minister, the Gaza Strip is a prison camp as it festered under a blockade by Israel and Egypt. The locals of Gaza however believe the Gaza Strip to be a trap.
The British Prime Minister, David Cameron has appealed to the Israeli government to make the border crossing lenient for the people stranded in the border.
The residents of Gaza have accepted the fact that there is no hunger crisis in Gaza as there is enough food stored. The only concern that has bothered the residents is the stress and trauma they have to go through because of the political turmoil in Egypt. The top psychological treatment and research NGO opines that the residents of Gaza are in a continuous state of mental torture due to the Israeli invasions and wars.
This time is more frustrating for the citizens of Gaza as the holy Ramadan month has already started and people are facing a lot of problems in arranging a huge amount of food for their family members to end their fasting.
Looking into the panic of the Gaza residents, the Egyptian officials have announced to open the border crossing for six hours on Wednesday. They have strictly warned the smuggling of goods through the tunnels of Gaza to Israel.
Many people have been stranded between Egypt to Gaza as many of them want to visit the either places. The Rafah crossing has been closed since June 30 apprehending political outrage as the Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohammed Morsi was dethroned that day.
The officials in charge of the Egyptian border have confirmed the opening of the border shortly. A rough estimate suggests that there are around 1200 travelers who have become the hostage to the political disturbances. This mass includes college students, working professionals, medical service aspirants and so on.
According to the officials of Egypt, the borders are closed apprehending movement of militants back and forth between Gaza and Sinai through the illicit tunnels as it struggles to control jihadi elements in the desert peninsula. Israel has always tried to check the entry of cement, glass and other construction materials into Gaza, saying they could be diverted for Hamas military use.