Return to Rafah: Journey to a Land Out of Bounds


This personal account by an American woman returning to Rafah after several years illustrates the extreme conditions that characterize daily life in the southernmost city of the Gaza Strip and the difficulties getting in to witness what is happening.


Jennifer Lowewenstein is a freelance journalist and human rights activist who has lived in the Bourj al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon and worked for the Mezan Center for Human Rights in Gaza City. She teaches professional communications at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.