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  1. 01 Jun '10 20:51
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100601/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestinians;_ylt=AmI66DlYg_s0y4Xotj8WA0Ss0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTFiM2Q2ZGtmBHBvcwM1MgRzZWMDYWNjb3JkaW9uX3dvcmxkBHNsawNhY3RpdmlzdHNzZW4-

    http://tinyurl.com/2aq53se

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    Egypt, which has enforced the blockade with Israel since Hamas militants seized control of Gaza in 2007, said it was opening the border for several days to allow aid into the area as a humanitarian gesture. It was unclear, however, when Hamas guards at the frontier would let people out.

    Several thousand Gazans — some in cars with suitcases piled on their roofs, others on foot — rushed to the Egyptian border, hoping to take advantage of a rare chance to escape the blockaded territory.

    The Hamas Interior Ministry said authorities were not prepared to open the crossing and noted that government employees were on strike to mourn those killed in Monday's raid. Large crowds of people milled about the crossing, occasionally shouting at border guards, but there was no unrest.

    Dozens of Hamas police with automatic weapons patrolled the area to maintain order.

    "We are working to help residents take advantage of this opportunity," said Hamas Interior Ministry spokesman Ihab Ghussein. "We hope it will be open all the time, not just as a response to yesterday's events."

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  2. 02 Jun '10 12:39 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100601/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestinians;_ylt=AmI66DlYg_s0y4Xotj8WA0Ss0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTFiM2Q2ZGtmBHBvcwM1MgRzZWMDYWNjb3JkaW9uX3dvcmxkBHNsawNhY3RpdmlzdHNzZW4-

    http://tinyurl.com/2aq53se

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    Egypt, which has enforced the blockade with Israel since Hamas militants seized control of Gaza in 2007, said it was opening the hope it will be open all the time, not just as a response to yesterday's events."

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    So why is Egypt able to avoid all the criticism for the blockade Israel is imposing? In fact, why are they participating? Anyone? Imagine how the Egyptians would react if the Palastinians were launching rockets into Egypt. My guess is that this blockade would remain in place indefinately or worse.
  3. Standard member Tychoo
    F**k the EU, IMF,WB
    02 Jun '10 20:21
    There you have it Hamas keeps those poor people inside and use them as cannon fodder to show off to the worlds press, by the way is there not a civil war between Hamas and the PLO going on?
  4. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    02 Jun '10 20:22
    Originally posted by Tychoo
    There you have it Hamas keeps those poor people inside and use them as cannon fodder to show off to the worlds press, by the way is there not a civil war between Hamas and the PLO going on?
    The PLO?
  5. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    02 Jun '10 20:23
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100601/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestinians;_ylt=AmI66DlYg_s0y4Xotj8WA0Ss0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTFiM2Q2ZGtmBHBvcwM1MgRzZWMDYWNjb3JkaW9uX3dvcmxkBHNsawNhY3RpdmlzdHNzZW4-

    http://tinyurl.com/2aq53se

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    Egypt, which has enforced the blockade with Israel since Hamas militants seized control of Gaza in 2007, said it was opening the ...[text shortened]... hope it will be open all the time, not just as a response to yesterday's events."

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    I enjoy your stuff normally, honest, but for once could you make a point? I'm tired of reading link after link after link ... I read so much sewage for a living, I think my eyesagonnaxplode ... FFS.
  6. 03 Jun '10 16:51
    didn't Tychoo clear it up for you?