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Gaza, Sinai and the Wall

Gaza, Sinai and the Wall
Wednesday 16
13:50 2019

Filmmaker: Mohamed Selmy From 1948 to 1967, residents of Egyptian Sinai and neighbouring Gaza considered the area as a single territory. But in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, Israel captured Sinai and the Gaza Strip. Twelve years later, Israel and Egypt signed a peace treaty which returned control of Sinai to Egypt; but the Israeli occupation of Gaza continued. In 1982, a wall was built to separate the two territories - a wall which still stands today. "They started building the wall at midday," says Alaa Attiya Issa, recalling that day in April 1982. "I was at my uncle's house on ...

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Summary: The story of Palestinians whose lives changed in 1982 when Egypt and Israel built a wall dividing Sinai and Gaza.

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