Middle East

February 1, 2013

The Border Between Israel and Egypt…As Seen From Space

Most borders are invisible from orbit, but not all of them. This photograph, taken from the International Space Station and shared by Commander Chris Hadfield on Twitter is a rare sight. It shows the border between Israel, Egypt, and the Gaza Strip, and serves as a clear visual indicator of the conflict and division between these nations.

Egypt is on the left, Israel on the right, and you can see the Gaza Strip starting at the border near the water and going right — it’s the grayish portion above the curve.

egypt-israel-gaza-spaceImage Credit: NASA

You may be interested in reading some of our articles on the conflict:

What will happen if aid stops flooding to Gaza?

Avoiding Operation Cast Lead II

Now is the time for an Israeli Spring

About the Author

Natasha Lipman
Natasha is the Founder & Director of the International Political Forum. She is also a Virgin Media Pioneer, Huffington Post blogger, alumni of the British Council's Global Changemakers programme and future President of the United States (unless Donald Trump asks for her birth certificate...)


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