Book festival allowed into Gaza after five-year wait

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  • PalFest is a traveling festival that visits Palestinian communities
  • The group entered Gaza for the first time after four years visiting Jerusalem and the West Bank
  • The 37 writers and artists received permission from Egypt to enter Gaza through the Rafah crossing
After five years of trying, an international group of authors have achieved their aim of taking their Palestine Festival of Literature to Gaza for the first time.
The annual traveling festival, known as