Move over Israel—you got competition!
Palestinians flying to Egypt over the Eid al-Fitr holiday will not be allowed to enter the country, al-Ahram news site reported Saturday.
Airport authorities informed airlines that Palestinians will not be allowed to enter Egypt because the Rafah crossing is closed until Wednesday, the Egyptian news site said.
Egypt opened the border crossing on Tuesday for three days but have now closed it for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Head of the customs authority at Cairo airport Magdi el-Seman said that Palestinians wanting to return to Gaza will have to wait until Wednesday, when the border is scheduled to be reopened.
Ostensibly, this is in response to the Palestinian butchery of Egyptian soldiers in Sinai, but, as we’ve reported, the MoBro’s attitude toward Gaza has been frosty for a while now.
Don’t know why these two don’t get along better. Maybe one isn’t sufficiently fundamentalist for the other. Evidently, in Islam, you can be more Catholic than the Pope.
Oh yes, and this:
Those who came on Friday to the shopping centers in Judea and Samaria came across an odd event: groups of settlers stood at the exits of the parking lots, distributing candy to the Arabs and wishing them in Arabic “Happy Holidays”. Activists in “Land of Peace”, a movement of settlers and Palestinians acting for good neighborly relations, chose to advance this via Eid Al Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the fasting of the month of Ramadan. At the same time they distributed candy to Palestinian construction workers at building sites. “They were impressed and praised us” Yekie Fried, a resident of Ofra and one of the members of the movement said. “Who knows, maybe hope will come from this.”
I’m not holding my breath, but it’s a nice thought.