Israel’s Sunday night attack on a civilian medical aid ship, which left 19 people dead and dozens wounded, has sparked international outrage and brought renewed attention to the blockade, as carried out both by Israel and Gaza’s other neighbor, Egypt.
But while Israel has vowed that the blockade will remain in place Egypt has announced that it is opening its own border with the Gaza Strip every day from 9 am to 5 pm for an “unlimited” period of time.
Egypt has intermittantly opened the Rafah border crossing, usually prompting thousands of Gazans to pour into Sinai to buy food and other goods that would be impossible to obtain under the Israeli blockade.
Such openings are quickly met with Israeli outrage and demands to re-close the borders, which Egypt has generally done in a timely fashion. Egyptian officials have previously vowed that they will never permanently open the Gaza Strip without Israel’s permission.
Ironically Israel has played Egyptian complicity in the aid blockade as a way to dodge criticism, claiming that aid groups unhappy with the Israeli blockade should complain to Egypt, who has roughly the same restrictions.
17 thoughts on “Egypt Opens Gaza Border Amid International Furor”
Hopefully this means a new era of Arab and Muslim unity against the monster of Zion.
Egyptian dictator is a puppet of the israeli government and is on the payroll of the CIA. Its a useless gesture, only to save his tail.
Humanitarian siege at its best, unlike siege of Leningrad or Sarayevo, those were criminal.
Good to see at least someone has a historical perspective instead of just blowing air through the back side!
Can it possibly be that the tide has turned?
Probably not. Obama must have told Mubarak to ease the situation. Egypt gets huge amounts of money fron the US.
Insofar as the FedGov-Zionist payroll is concerned, nothing is likely to change. However, what is to be hoped is that those countries who aren't bought whores of the AIPAC lobby will start to line up against the Zionists.
and how much better they will lok by comparison.
Egypt like America will do the bidding of the brutal Isreali government.
They may open the crossing for now but soon Obama and Isreal will force them to close the border again.
Where is the Muslim Worlds charity and Soul?
Wake up and aid your brothers and sisters in GAZA.
The ARAB LEAGUE is a disgrace and if they cannot act against Isreal and Isreal's stooge (USA) then they should disband – not shame the peoples they claim to represent..
Yaa, it's a small opening……temporary or not, who knows.. Mubarak has a tough job on his hands, how to "Pass" the presidency to his son Gamal… "a number of forces, and national popular movements and opposition political parties in Egypt is sharply critical of the regime, accusing him of seeking "to pass Gamal Mubarak, President of the Republic" to replace his father, and many of those parties and opposition parties opposed to what it describes as "the inheritance scheme ". S, American bribe $$$$ aside, the Mubarak wannabe Dynasty… cannot take the Israeli position in ALL matters, even though the U.S. aid largess is solely due to Egypt's total capitulation to Israeli in word, thought and deed, even to the point of helping the current Israeli administration on it's softcore genocide of the Palestinians. One day that place [Egypt] will blow like Iran did, and a new leader will emerge who will lead to further the prospects of Egyptians, not the hegemony of the Israerlis as the current regime does to keep the American "free" money flowin…
hope thet get a hold of those laptops,maybe some camera phones then propaganda will be on whose times' cides,"terroristic activities"yeah right ,we'll see
Just a little experiment with what is automatically being censored by Intense Debate:
"John Charles Hagee (born April 12, 1940) is an American founder and
senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a non-
denominational charismatic church with more than 19,000 active
members. John Hagee is the chief executive officer (CEO) at his non
-profit corporation, Global Evangelism Television (GETV).
Hagee is the President and CEO of John Hagee Ministries, which
telecasts his national radio and television ministry carried in the
United States on 160 TV stations, 50 radio stations, and eight
networks, including The Inspiration Network (INSP), Trinity
Broadcasting Network (TBN), and Inspiration Now TV. The ministries
can be seen and heard weekly in 99 million homes. John Hagee
Ministries is in Canada on the Miracle Channel and CTS and can be
seen in Africa, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and in most Third
Hagee is the founder and National Chairman of the Christian-Judaiist
organization Christians United for Judah, incorporated on February
7, 2006. He has incurred controversy for his religious beliefs and
comments regarding Nazism, Catholicism, Islam, homosexuality, Hoos,
and Hurricane Katrina.However, on April 25, 2008, Hagee backed away
from his comments regarding Hurricane Katrina by saying, "But
ultimately neither I nor any other person can know the mind of God
concerning Hurricane Katrina. I should not have suggested
Has the Reverend Hagee by any chance pontificated about the "mind
of God" on recent events in the Mediterranean or in the Gulf of
Mexico for that matter?
Ah yes, San Antonio, hard behind the Wall Against Mexico built by
Boeing under the direction of Bush's N-C Homeland Security
Chertoff, who also contracted out to an Israeli security firm to
build an electronic battlefield behind a portion of it.
The Israelis, you see, have a lot of experience building walls to
isolate, separate, and contain.
Wonder how many Judahist contractors are involved in the new plan tobuild a wall around Baghdad?
Is Erik Prince's Evangelical Blackwater/Xe still trying to get
contracts for its military contractors as Border Patrol agents?
Or will the whole business of domestic security be subcontracted out
to Amway or Artistry Cosmetics?
Such a small world after all.
There are some errors in the article:
the egyptian gaza border had been opened for a limited amount of time, not unlimited.
the border is not for aid goods, or food or supplies. Only people are being let through
9 people were killed in the raid, not 19
682 – 620 = 62
Ergo:the MAGIC NUMBER IS…..
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