The Israeli military has once again barred the first small group of international reporters from getting into Gaza, despite a high court ruling directing them to let journalists in whenever they opened Erez for humanitarian reasons.
So the first eight reporters selected in a surreal and secretive process by the local Foreign Press Association once again packed their bags today and camped out at the border crossing in hopes of getting in.
They were supposed to go in last Friday, but Israeli officials at the time said they were too busy letting about 300 foreigners who live in Gaza get out before they launched the ground offensive.
Today, Israel let in convoys from the UN and the Red Cross who passed into Gaza while the journalists cooled their heels and waited.
Eventually, the Israelis said there were "security alerts" and warnings of an attack on Erez, so they sent the reporters home.
Now that there are tanks and soldiers operating in Gaza, Israeli officials seem to be re-evaluating the court ruling.
"The ruling was issued not in the time of a full-blown military operation that is taking place now," said Maj. Peter Lerner, a spokesman for Israel's defense ministry.
Meanwhile, more and more journalists continue to arrive every day in hopes of getting into Gaza.
For the moment, the only comprehensive coverage coming out of Gaza is from Al Jazeera English, the young channel still not available on US satellite channels.
You can watch their coverage here.
The reports are graphic and stark portrayals of the situation that rarely make it on sanitized US news programs.
As noted by Ashraf Khalil of the Los Angeles Times, Al Jazeera "has absolutely led the pack" in covering the conflict.
The Al Jazeera reports can at-times be hyperbolic, but US viewers should be used to that kind of thing from watching Fox News.
Especially at a time when the international media is unable to provide a view of the situation, Al Jazeera's coverage is all-the-more valuable.
Below is one such recent report on the chaotic and overwhelming scene at Gaza City's largest hospital.