Friday, March 25, 2011

Appeal from Gaza: Open Rafah Border Now!

Joe Catron's's account on ground in Gaza: 

Signs of an end to Egypt's ongoing complicity in the siege of Gaza:

**Egyptian Foreign Minister sends Israel strongly message

 Press TV

**Egypt's MB urges army to end Gaza siege

**Egypt tells Gaza that lifting the siege is a priority 


Tonight, fourteen Egyptians, along with one American, have camped out on the Egyptian side of the Rafah Border Crossing, awaiting Egyptian approval to enter Gaza with ten tons of cement for humanitarian reconstruction projects:  Press TV HERE and HERE   

This group includes several of my friends, including those who organized the delegation that brought me here:  Tahrir for Gaza 

Please take a moment to contact the Egyptian Mission to the United Nations at 212-503-0300, asking that they allow the Egyptian delegation to pass through Rafah and open their border with Gaza for both travel and trade by Palestinians, their own citizens, and the rest of the world. 

Feel free to quote Dr. Nabil El Arabi, Egypt's own Foreign Minister: "The Egyptian government's priority is the issue of the Israeli siege on Gaza. We are acting to open the border at Rafah and facilitate an easing of life for the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip." And if you get a recording, please leave a message.

- Joe Catron 2011 

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