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Gaza Goes From 'World's Biggest Prison' to 'World's Biggest Solitary Confinement Cell'

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The two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip will be transferred from “the world’s biggest prison,” as the Strip is sometimes called, to the world’s biggest solitary confinement cell. The prime minister and the defense minister, with the consent of the army’s chief of staff, have made a final decision to close the Kerem Shalom crossing, the only conduit through which Gazans can obtain goods and export a few of their own. Only food and medicine will be allowed through.

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Pulling this cruel decision out of Israel’s bag of tricks for ending the struggle against it attests not only to the frustration of the most powerful country in the Middle East at the failure of its war against incendiary kites, but above all to its........

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