Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Can’t Get Into Gaza

The Erez border crossing seperating Gaza and Israel is seen on the morning of July 18, 2014 near Sderot, Israel. Late last night the Israel operation "Protective Edge" sent troops into Gaza, officially turning the offensive into a ground operation.
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They may be on the front lines in Ferguson, but there's one place Amnesty International observers can't get: the Gaza Strip. Amnesty and HRW have been trying to enter the territory since July 7 to verify claims being made by both sides, but say they're getting the bureaucratic runaround instead. And the physical evidence they want to document is disappearing fast.