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Welcome to Hotel Gaza

by Mike Fegelman

Aldeira Ever wonder where journalists stay when reporting from Gaza? The Toronto Star’s Oakland Ross asked the same question, he found out how "how the Mideast press corps saved a seaside jewel" at Gaza’s Al-Deira Hotel.

According to Ross: "If it weren’t for journalists, this haven of calm, comfort and Palestinian charm would almost certainly have closed its whitewashed wooden doors some time ago."

Other notable and quotable’s from Ross include these statements:

  • "But the hotel remains open ? a boon to visiting journalists and night-prowling Gazans alike, and proof that this ill-starred territory’s bleak international image is less than entirely accurate."
  • "None of this pleasurable activity would be possible were it not for foreign journalists and their expense accounts."



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