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VICE News Archives: Crime and Punishment in the Gaza Strip

In 2007, VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi tried (and failed) to get into Gaza through the Israeli-controlled Erez Crossing. In 2011, we got a second chance.

by VICE News
Nov 6 2014, 11:18pm

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In 2007, VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi tried (and failed) to get into Gaza through the Israeli-controlled Erez Crossing. Back then, the rival Palestinian factions of Hamas and Fatah were engaged in a bloody war for control of this tiny strip of land. Hamas won.

When the post-Mubarak government of Egypt decided to start letting small numbers of folks into Gaza through their Rafah Crossing in 2011, we knew it was our chance to finally get a rare glimpse of the embattled Gaza Strip and to see what life was like under the rule of Hamas.