Gaza scholars ask Egypt to end siege
Linkedin

Gaza scholars ask Egypt to end siege

Palestine : TX : USA | Feb 14, 2011 at 1:01 AM PST
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
George Galloway deported from Egypt, labels Mubarak a dictator

(From Maan NEWS)

GAZA CITY- A group of well respected religious scholars in Gaza City congratulated the Egyptian people on "ending the tyranny and injustice" of the nation's former president, and called on the new leadership to continue the trend by opening the Rafah crossing.

Calling themselves the Palestinian Scholars Association, the group issued a statement on Sunday, two days after former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced his stepping down from power.

"The scholars of Palestine have followed closely the developments of the Egyptian revolution," the statement said, adding that the group believed the new Egyptian cabinet and the military council could make "serious changes for the better," and said they hoped that one of the changes would be to the policy of closure at the Rafah crossing.

Closed in 2006 after the Palestinian Authority was ousted from power, the crossing remained sealed for two years, after which it was opened for four days every four months to allow students, patients and international passport holders in and out of the coastal enclave. In June, the crossing was opened permanently, but travelers still had to have officials permission to leave the Strip.

The closure of Rafah followed only a few months after Israel began imposing restrictions at its crossing points with Gaza, in the wake of the capture of an Israeli soldier by resistance factions.

Closures and openings at Rafah have been seen to be coordinated with Israel, and accusations against the Mubarak regime for collaboration have frequently been launched.

With a new leadership barely in Place, the association of scholars urged a quick reconsideration of the crossings closure policy.

1 of 14
Next
Gaza scholars ask Egypt to end siege
FREE GAZA
saleh1966 is based in Gaza, Ġazzah, Palestine, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Gaza Rally Attendees Urge Egypt to Open Rafah Border

      International Middle East Media Center
    Rafah Crossing The General Union of Youth Organizations gathered more than 100 in the central square, saying that they stood in solidarity with the people of Egypt. They also asked that Egypt rescind its peace agreements with Israel and that it open...
  • Egypt Situation Affects Gazan Patients

      Israel National News
    Feb/14/11 Follow Israel news briefs on and The uprising in Egypt has even had an effect on Gazas residents, Al-Jazeera reported on Sunday. Among those affected are patients living in Gaza who require treatment in Egypt. However, they are unable to...
  • Egypt, Israel and Gaza - Flashpoint For Future Confrontation

      Canadian Free Press
    Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Sameh Shoukry has described the three-decade-old peace treaty as mutually beneficial...We've been able to establish security and stability in the region. And I believe it is a main element in terms of our...
  • Mubarak's ouster spurs Gaza's aspirations

      Al Ahram
    Heavy gunfire could be heard and hundreds of cars honked their horns on the streets of the towns, villages, hamlets and refugee camps of the Gaza Strip to express their joy and jubilation over the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Hundreds...
  • Barak: Israel’s ties with Egypt are safe

      NOW Lebanon
    Israel's ties with Cairo are safe and sound, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in comments aired Sunday, adding that Egypt's uprising shares little with the 1979 Iranian revolution. "I don't think that the relationship between Israel and Egypt...
  • Israel arrests 11 Palestinians

      Arab News
    The Israeli forces operating in West Bank arrested 10 Palestinians on Tuesday, sources said. The sources said that the other 10 Palestinians were arrested in the West Bank governorates of Ramallah, Jenin, Jericho, Salfeet, Bethlehem and Hebron. The...

Blogs

 >
  • PROPHECY UPDATE: Egypt: Mubarak Steps Down. Now What?

      prophecyupdate.blogspot.com
    ... leadership to take an immediate decision to lift the blockade of Gaza and open Rafah (border) crossing permanently to allow people's free movement and in order for the reconstruction process of Gaza to begin," said Abu Zuhri. ...
  • SOUTH LEBANON: Gaza celebrates fall of Mubarak

      jnoubiyeh.com
    Although tightly controlled by the Mubarak regime, the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt has been completely shut since the Egyptian revolution began on 25 January, and violent clashes have been reported on the Egyptian side between local
  • Gaza celebrates Mubarak resignation « Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

      occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com
    Egyptians celebrating Mubarak's resignation. Thousands of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip have taken to the streets, celebrating Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation. Gazans congratulated the Egyptian people on achieving ... Rafah
  • Hamas cheers as Mubarak steps down

      al-darb.blogspot.com
    GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas members rejoiced Friday as Egypt celebrated its victory against the regime of Hosni Mubarak. Demonstrators held flags of Egypt and chanted against Mubarak. Party members distributed candy after prayers and ...
  • Palestine Video: Gaza youths celebrate Egypt revolution

      palestinevideo.blogspot.com
    "Thousands of students and youths held demonstrations in Gaza city, carrying Egyptian and Palestinian flags as well as banners praising the Egyptian revolution which led to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak following 18 ... Emotions are
  • Gaza celebrates the fall of Mubarak 12Feb11

      australiansforpalestine.com
    Although tightly controlled by the Mubarak regime, the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt has been completely shut since the Egyptian revolution began on 25 January, and violent clashes have been reported on the Egyptian side between local

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Related People

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.