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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Gazans take matters into their own hands and Egypt does the right thing

and who among us, subjected to the same undisguised war crime, wouldn't have done the same...?

photos courtesy of der spiegel...

Tens of thousands of Gazans have broken through the border with Egypt to stock up on scarce supplies such as fuel, cigarettes and medicine after a week-long Israeli blockade. German commentators condemn what they see as the collective punishment of Gaza's population.


Egypt had backed the closure of Gaza but on Wednesday Egyptian border guards took no action as the people of Gaza streamed across the border. Gaza's Hamas rulers had been organizing daily demonstrations on the border in an apparent attempt to appeal to Arab public opinion and pressure Egypt to open the crossing. However, Egypt has been concerned that Islamist militancy could spill over into the country from Gaza if it were to ease restrictions on movement.

the egyptian government isn't exactly known for its humanitarian pratices, but, in this case, it's putting israel to shame, and heaps of blessings on 'em for that... look at those folks - human beings just like you and me...

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