Monday, June 06, 2011
Rafah Border Closes
Many Lies Many Lies.
Egypt backtracks over promises for the Egyptian Rafah Crossing into Gaza.
Palestinians have been left stranded. On the 25 May 2011 it was reported that Egypt were to open the border. "Egypt will open its only crossing with the Gaza Strip this weekend, the Cairo military government announced Wednesday, significantly easing a four-year blockade on the Hamas-ruled territory but setting up a potential conflict with Israel."
Egypt's official Middle East News Agency said the Rafah border crossing would be opened permanently starting Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day except Fridays and holidays. This gives Gaza Palestinians a way to freely enter and exit their territory for the first time since 2007, when Hamas overran the territory, and Israel and Egypt closed the crossings.
Maen said the decision to open the Rafah crossing was part of efforts to end the status of the Palestinian division and achieve national reconciliation.
Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Elaraby told the Arab satellite channel Al-Jazeera late last month that the closure of Rafah crossing was about to end, calling the decision to close it a disgusting matter."
So there it is, the decision to close the border was already agreed as too much pressure was excerted upon Egypt.
Gaza have used a system of tunnels when the border was closed. and they are makeshift and dangerous burrows which have been created out of great necessity, these too have been condemned viciously by Israel. And Israel have bombed this area indiscriminately. Destroying houses and lives, and missing the the tunnels completely.
This video shows quite clearly the Rafah Border is closed. And the report above shows that Al Jazeera had known it was to close on the 25Th May. Yet. On the 04th June 2011, the gate closed (due to refurbishment)
The breaking news was: THE EGYPTIAN CLOSING RAFAH BORDER RIGHT NOW AND LOT OF PEOPLES HANGING BTW TWO BORDERS( BUFFER ZONE ) AND CALLING TO BE FREE .......THE EGYPTIAN CLOSED THE BORDER FOR TECHNICAL PROBLEM .....
This video clearly shows the lies, the deceit, the confusion and for just a moment you can see what it means to live this life of the Palestinian.
Why did Al Jazeera lie when he had so evidently been giving this information on the 25th May?
And why is the world believing that the crossing is still open?
The Freedom Flotilla ll has been threatened the same way Israel threatened the Naksa Anniversary protest and killed many Palestine's (23 was the last count) who were unarmed and protesting peacefully.
Mis-information to the world about the Freedom Flotilla ll is harmful. The world believes the lies that the gate is open, so why do Gaza need aid. The Flotilla will not back down, and Israel wants an excuse to carry out it's very real threat to shoot any one coming into the waters.
Please share this video. The truth will get out. The Palestinians are struggling so hard for a voice.
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