Free Gaza’s Deja Vu All Over Again

Lauren Booth wasn't the only Free Gaza activist stuck in Gaza after last August's boating jaunt.

Turns out that Booth's shipmate, Jenny Linnell, who volunteers for the International Solidarity Movement, is unable to leave via Israel or Egypt. The Herald Express explains:

Ms Linnell added: "The Egyptian officials at the border asked how we entered Gaza and we said we arrived on the Free Gaza Movement Boat.

"They told us 'so you already know why you're not being allowed out'.

"This would suggest we're being detained as a form of unofficial punishment for our humanitarian work in Gaza."

For security reasons, Israeli law prohibits foreign nationals who illegally enter Gaza to cross into Israel. Egypt hasn't explained its refusal to Linnell and never explained the delay in allowing Booth to leave in September.

As Yogi Berra would say, "It's like deja vu all over again."