Monday, 14 February 2011

Egypt's generals refuse Rafah crossing opening despite calls from revolutionaries

Despite the revolution in Egypt, and in a sign of the need to continue the struggle against Mubarak's state, which is still largely intact, demonstrators in Gaza are calling for the immediate opening of the Rafah crossing.
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Two days after Egypt's leader Hosni Mubarak was forced to resign, a youth movement in Gaza gathered in the capital city's Square of the Unknown Soldier calling for Egypt to open its border with the coastal enclave.

The General Union of Youth Organizations gathered more than 100 in the central square, saying that they stood in solidarity with the people of Egypt, and asked for the new leadership cancel its agreements with Israel and open the Rafah crossing.

"Israel is the enemy," protesters yelled, urging Egypt to break out of the agreements it has with the country as it goes forward with its process of renewal. more