From Gaza to London

Mohammed Omar, in an article republished by the International Middle East Media Center, tries to work out a way to get from Gaza to collect the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism in London next week,

How can I get out at a time when Israel is not allowing even the most urgent medical cases to leave for treatment, a policy that, according to Gaza’s ministry of health, has led to the deaths of more than 165 people?The realities of the closed border and the siege have sobered me, transforming elation into pragmatism… prize or no prize, I will continue to tell the truth from Gaza, in the hope that one day we will be free of this deadly siege and be able to travel like any human being. link