June 7, 2010

IT'S NOT EASY TO MAKE PHAROAH LOOK GOOD:

Egypt to keep open border with impoverished Gaza (SARAH EL DEEB, 7/07/10, Associated Press)

After three years of cooperating in the Israeli blockade of Gaza, Egypt said Monday that it will leave its border with the Palestinian territory open indefinitely for humanitarian aid and restricted travel.

With international pressure building to ease the blockade, an Egyptian security official said sealing off Hamas-ruled Gaza has only bred more militancy. [...]

"Egypt is the one that broke the blockade," Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossam Zaki said. "We are not going to let the occupying power escape from its responsibilities."

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 7, 2010 5:28 PM
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