Friday, February 01, 2008

London protest at Gaza siege

London comrades joined hundreds of people gathered in Whitehall last Saturday evening to protest at the continuing Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip, leading to severe shortages of food, medicines, clean water, fuel and electricity.
But the mood of the demonstrators was lightened by the news of the breaches in the wall built by the Israelis between Gaza and Egypt which had allowed thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to pour across into Egypt and stock up on essentials.
Though the Egyptian government is tied into agreements with the United States and Israel to maintain the wall, the ordinary Egyptian people welcomed their Palestinian neighbours and expressed solidarity with their plight.
Even Egyptian troops stood by as Palestinians poured across to enjoy a brief few hours of freedom from Israeli oppression.

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