And the Walls Coming Tumbling Down in Gaza

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Early this morning, there were 17 explosions along the nine-mile border fence between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. As large portions of the fence went down, tens of thousands of Palestinians rushed to the Egyptian town of Rafah for food, fuel and other supplies.  People in cars, donkey carts and on foot rushed to buy food, fuel and other supplies denied for weeks by an Israeli blockade designed to stop rocket attacks. We hear how the fence went down and what it's been like at the border. Is it a propaganda coup for Hamas? A defeat for Fatah? What does it reveal about Israeli security and Egypt's obligation to maintain the border?

Credits

Guests:
James Hider - Reporter, Times of London, Mouin Rabbani - Institute for Palestine Studies - @jadaliyya, Uri Dromi - Miami Herald, Mark Perry - independent foreign policy analyst and author - @markperrydc, Philip Wilcox - Foundation for Middle East Peace

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Dan Konecky, Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton