Israel deports 14-year-old epileptic girl from West Bank to Gaza - by mistake

A child in Gaza  - image Sabeel

A child in Gaza - image Sabeel

How did a 14-year-old Palestinian girl who has never set foot in the open-air prison of Gaza find herself being dumped there by Israeli officials - alone, at night and without her parents being informed? Jonathan Cook writes from Nazareth.

The terrifying ordeal - a child realising she had not been taken home but discarded in a place where she knew no one - is hard to contemplate for any parent.

And yet for Israel's gargantuan bureaucratic structure that has ruled over Palestinians for five decades, this was just another routine error. One mishap among many that day.

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