This was their third time trying to cross. But there were reasons to hope. All the news reports said the border would definitely open.
The family had been called by the Jordanian embassy and told to go to the Rafah crossing.
Tala Abu Nahleh’s mother is a Jordanian citizen. Foreign passport holders were going to be allowed through. So were the wounded and the seriously sick.
Tala’s 15-year-old brother Yazid is disabled and suffers from seizures. He can only move from one place to another with the aid of a…