Our beloved and admired friend Erin Cunningham, special correspondant on the Gaza Strip, has sent us a few words and photos yesterday. We thought it was compelling enough to share.

because of my press card, i am able to go into the ‘no man’s land’ between the egyptian and gaza border, where all the ambulances and red cross people are loading things, and we can see hamas on the other side. we’re so close we can see the rockets being launched by hamas and not only see but feel the vibrations and the ground shake from the israeli bombs. i’m in shock, and can’t be very articulate at the moment because of it. here are some very amateur shots i took in the few hours i was actually at the border crossing.

also photos of some rioting in a nearby town.

© Erin Cunningham 2009

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© Erin Cunningham 2009

© Erin Cunningham, 2009

© Erin Cunningham, 2009

See all of Erin’s photos in our Flickr Account.  Photos will be added as Erin uploads them – don’t forget to come back and check for updates.

Erin Cunningham graduated from the American University of Paris in December 2006. Her journalism errands sent her to Bosnia, Macedonia, Palestin. She traveled to Kurdistan, Syria, Georgia, Israel, and Croatia. Raised in Huntington Beach, CA, she now lives in Cairo. Erin Cunningham has recently accepted to become a contributor here at semi-autonomous collective.

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