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I’m trying to work out the possibility of doing some work in Gaza in the next few weeks and was wondering if anybody could give me the ropes/advice on getting a GPO card, ie where the offices are, etc etc. I’ve been told you need a editors letter, a press card, and that’s all i know at this point.

thanks

by [a former member] at 2006-05-24 09:43:53 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Amman , Jordan | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Bryan

I posted about this a while back as did a few others. I’m not 100% sure about the situation now but the Israeli Press cards are very difficult to obtain. You will need some press credentials & they will probably ask for you to arrange your Employer i.e Newspaper,TV etc to fax them a letter to confirm your status & even then theres no guarantee they will issue it. You should find out because as the status of Gaza is now changed it may be that you can enter Gaza freely but I doubt it…Israel still controls the borders. Check the LS member directory to see who is there at the moment. BTW how long are you staying? I will be in Israel/Palestine mid June. OH Yeah Sorry I forgot to tell you where the offices are. In fact it’s hard to explain but it is not far from the Jaffa gate entrance to the Old city. Head up the main road & take a left before the main Post Office then ask someone. I know where it is but it’s a bit difficult to explain!!!

Good luck

Mark

by [former member] | 24 May 2006 12:05 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
It’s called Beit Agron.

by John Perkins | 24 May 2006 12:05 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
The second floor of Beit Agron i think. It’s at 37 Hillel Street. The GPO cards are notoriously difficult to get. All manner of credentials needed. You need one for Gaza and it can take anything from a day to a week to get one depending upon your credentials and whether you apply close to the weekend. Alternatively, if you get turned down you can still get a permit for Gaza from the Ministry of Interior ( i think ) but that can take weeks to process…Good luck.

by [former member] | 24 May 2006 14:05 | On a wheel in a cage, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
hello Bryan , You remember we meet in Jerusalem in December. Yes Israeli Press cards are very difficult to obtain, BUT is not impossible . First you will need some press credentials 1. Press ID; 2. Letter from ur Employer to GPO (in letter u need to speck about GAZA ). 3. you will need 2 pictures with YOU . :) Good luck .

by Cristian Movila | 25 May 2006 00:05 | Bucharest, Romania | | Report spam→
+ 972 2500 7511
+ 972 2500 7515 (Richard, should be a friendly guy according to Adil from CNN)
Hillel 37
Jerusalem
GPO 2nd floor
You’ll need all of the above and A LOT OF GOOD LUCK!

I’m there from 19th of June to 13th of July. I don’t know if I’ll get that card either. I’m a freelancer that’s even harder. I had a lettre of assignment in september and they told me they needed about 3 weeks to decide and check you out…So I didn’t get in.

by Sarah Van den Elsken | 25 May 2006 08:05 | Balen, Belgium | | Report spam→
hey Bryan, can’t you write yourself a letter of recommendation from skin? just teasin’ ya. ;)

by julia s. ferdinand | 25 May 2006 08:05 | chiang mai, Thailand | | Report spam→
not open on friday, saterday and sunday or after 15h00

by Sarah Van den Elsken | 27 May 2006 04:05 | Balen, Belgium | | Report spam→
Not true. It is open on Sundays.

by Scout Tufankjian | 27 May 2006 13:05 | Brookyn, United States | | Report spam→
Good to know! Thanks…

by Sarah Van den Elsken | 27 May 2006 19:05 | Balen, Belgium | | Report spam→

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