Saturday, 16 May 2009

Rallying for Gaza in Trafalgar Square

Jews march for Palestine

Egypt temporarily opens Rafah crossing

Egypt has temporarily opened the Rafah border crossing:
"Crossings have been authorised in both directions for humanitarian reasons following a decision by the Egyptian and Hamas authorities," a security offcial from the Islamist movement that controls Gaza told AFP.
Egypt has consistently rejected pressure to open its border with the Gaza Strip permanently, insisting it can only do so when the authority of Western-backed Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has been restored.