Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Dear Gaza, You Are in Our Hearts

Palestinians in Gaza gather in front of the Rafah border crossing at the border with Egypt, 22 January 2008. (Wissam Nassar/MaanImages)

Call 202-667-3402 or email the Egyptian Embassy and demand that Egypt open the Rafah crossing.

Here's some more information from sources I trust:

As the Lights Go Out in Gaza Kim, Live from Occupied Palestine
"As the world sits by and does nothing, Gaza enters its 85th day under complete siege since Israel began “phase I” of its illegal collective punishment of the people of Gaza on October 28, 2007."

Gaza Blackout Day 3 Mohammad, KABOBfest
"Most Gazans have now lost their running water, with several neighborhoods, including the large Zatoun neighborhood east of Gaza City, flooded with sewage."

Gaza's Last Gasp Sonja Karkar, Electronic Intifada
"Israel might find that giving the Palestinians theirfreedom and allowing them the dignity ofself-determination in their own land might be far moreeffective in bringing about a peaceful solution than all this bloodshed and misery."

"After six days of strangulation, thousands of Gazans dramatically entered Egypt Wednesday morning after a border wall was blasted open. Afterwards, Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak claimed to allow the Palestinians entry so as to not starve..."

The Lessons of Violence Chris Hedges, Truthdig
"This is not another typical spat between Israelis and Palestinians. This is the final, collective strangulation of the Palestinians in Gaza. "

Dear Gaza, you are in our hearts...

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