‘For the past six days, more than one and a half million people in Gaza have been isolated from the outside world. They are prisoners inside the 360 square kilometers that make up the coastal Strip.
They are now under siege by land, sea, and air following the decision by the Egyptian government to close down the Rafah land border crossing, the only official gateway for Gazans to the outside world.
Tunnels used for smuggling along the borders have also been shut down. During six years of blockade, they had been a lifeline, supplying the people of Gaza with their living necessities.’