Dec. 29, 2009
Egypt Denies Gaza Freedom March Access to Border, Hundreds Protest in Cairo
In Egypt, hundreds of solidarity activists from around the world are being prevented by the Egyptian government from entering Gaza. Dubbed the Gaza Freedom March, organizers were planning to cross the border last Sunday to commemorate the first anniversary of Israel’s assault on Gaza that killed 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis. We get a report.
Tell Egypt you stand in solidarity with Gaza
Please tell Egypt to let the Freedom Marchers enter Gaza this coming December 31 and to stop building another separation wall between Egypt and Gaza. Your emails will be sent to the Palestine Division in the Egyptians Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo, and to the Egyptian Embassy in the US.
If you are not in the US, please send this email, and additionally please email the Egyptian Consulate in your country. Contact your local consulate here:
http://www.mfa.gov.eg/MFA_Portal/en-GB/mfa_websits/, and copy and paste the suggested text below.
If you’ve already sent this email and wish to send a second email, please click the ‘send your message button’ (no need to to provide all contact info again)
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GazaFreedomMarch in Cairo
December 29, 2009
Gaza Freedom March participants confronted by Egyptian security on the banks of the Nile. International Gaza Activists have been denied access to the Erez border crossing, and some groups have been confined to their lodgings, bus stations and embassies under threat of deportation. Thanks to Konda Mason for this footage.
This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
Freedom For Gaza: Why We’re Marching
December 29, 2009
Activists for peace and justice in the Middle East discuss the events that first inspired them to get involved with the Gaza Freedom March.