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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Great news: Rafah crossing to be open permanently

The Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza will be permanently opened in the next 7-10 days.
The Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza will open on a permanent basis within seven to ten days, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Elaraby told Al-Jazeera during an interview Thursday.

He said during the interview that steps would be taken in order to alleviate the "suffering of the Palestinain people."
With apologies to those of you who just sprayed your computer screens....
The opening of the crossing would allow greater freedom of movement for people on both sides of the border, as well as goods in and out of Gaza without Israeli permission.
Two questions: Since the border is now open, there should be no more blockade and therefore no more flotillas, right? Second, what happens when Israel discovers weapons entering Gaza through the Egyptian side of the border?

What could go wrong?

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At 1:29 AM, Blogger Nomadic100 said...

The flotilla will have to sail, of course, because Israel is still blockading Gaza, even though the blockade seems ineffectual. From what I have been able to discern from the U.S., Gaza is again armed to the teeth, notwithstanding the blockade and Israel's military attempts to interdict weapons. Half measures are as good as no measures, it appears.


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