Sunday, 6 March 2011

Hundreds of Egyptians join march to Gaza to demand end to siege


Hundreds of Egyptians Sunday marched to the country’s border with the Gaza Strip to demand that the border be opened, Press TV reported.

Egypt imposed a blockade on Gaza in 2007.

The campaign was the brainchild of the Tahrir4Gaza campaign, whose organisers said they wanted to see to which extent Egypt has changed since the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak Feb 11, the media report said.

Ahmed El-Assy, the main campaign organiser, said: ‘The Mubarak regime collaborated with Israel to keep the Palestinians weak, but now he’s been overthrown, so there’s no need to maintain the status quo.’ more

Tahrir4Gaza website is down at the moment: http://tahrir4gaza.net