'Britain has granted asylum to less than 300 Syrian refugees since the start of 2014 - an embarrassing number compared to Germany, where up to 800,000 refugees are expected to be registered this year alone .. "The government's response to the refugee crisis has been wholly inadequate, and we are being shamed by our European neighbours. It is our duty under UN law, but also as human beings, to offer a place of safety, and play a role internationally to share our responsibilities ..
IN PHOTOS: Egypt opens Gaza border for two days - Middle East News ...
A Palestinian family sit next to their luggage as they wait for their turn to enter the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, in the southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Hamas says Egypt has temporarily opened its border with the Gaza Strip for the first time in three months. The Rafah crossing, Gaza’s main gateway to the outside world, will operate Wednesday and Thursday. #APPhoto by Khalil Hamra
Egypt shuts the Rafah Egypt-Gaza border crossing. Gazans attempted to smuggle 20 Grad rockets from the Gaza Strip into the Sinai region. The projectiles were apparently meant to be used in attacks against Israel from the peninsula. Israel, meanwhile, continues to maintain its commercial gateway open, allowing in fuel, food and medical supplies.
Just 12 kilometers from Ashkelon, Gaza is an ancient Philistine territory and the gateway to Egypt; it was the perfume and incense route from the Gaza port to Petra: http://www.wysinfo.com/Perfume/Some_perfume_route_stations.htm - Its historic sites are currently being neglected, looted, & demolished.