You can’t starve the Arabs in Gaza—that’s our job!
Scores of patients and disabled Palestinians on Saturday staged a protest outside the Egyptian embassy in the Gaza Strip to call for the reopening of the Rafah border crossing between the Palestinian territory and Egypt.
Mohamed al-Kahlout, a spokesman for the demonstrators, described as “choking” the blockade on the Gaza Strip and the closure of the Rafah crossing.
“The closure of the crossing is creating a human tragedy in Gaza,” al-Kahlout told Anadolu Agency.
“We just want to lead a dignified life like all other human beings,” he added.
Oh please. Isn’t it a little late for that now?
Ahmed, isn’t that last night’s dinner?
The Gaza Strip has been suffering an Israel-imposed blockade since 2006. Palestinians say the blockade has deprived the Palestinian enclave’s 1.8 million residents of their most essential needs.
An all-out Egyptian crackdown on smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza has also come to add insult to the injury of the Palestinians.
How’s that “Israel-imposed blockade” working out?
The Kerem Shalom border crossing between Israel and Gaza will be re-opened as of Sunday, Kol Yisrael radio reported on Saturday night.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon had accepted a recommendation by the Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, Yoav Mordechai, and ordered that the crossing be re-opened, the report said.
Half a million liters of diesel and gasoline to the private sector, 160 tons of cooking gas, and a quarter of a million liters of diesel for the power station in Gaza will enter through Kerem Shalom once it is opened, according to Kol Yisrael.
The border crossing was closed on Wednesday, at Ya’alon’s orders, after terrorists fired a barrage of dozens of rockets at southern Israel.
The Arabs in Gaza seem incapable of learning that terrorism is all fun and games until someone gets hurt:
A three-year-old child died on Thursday after he was unable to receive medical care abroad due to the closure of the Rafah crossing, an activist group said.
Spokesman for the National Committee to Break the Siege Adham Abu Salmieh said that Ahmad Ammar Abu Nahl was suffering from an enlarged heart and liver and had been planning to go to Turkey via Egypt for treatment.
However, the young child died Thursday while waiting for the crossing to open.
Tragic. Let’s end on a happier note:
Egypt’s most active militant group says that one of its founding leaders was killed when a bomb he was carrying was set off by a car accident.
The statement posted early Saturday on militant websites by Ansar Beit al-Maqdis or Champions of Jerusalem, said Tawfiq Mohammed Freij was killed Tuesday. It did not where the accident took place.
It said he was the “field commander” of an August 2011 cross-border attack into Israel that killed eight people.
Wear your seat belts!