Egypt & the Palestinians

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Hundreds of angry Palestinians streamed into Egypt on Wednesday after militants with stolen bulldozers broke through a border wall, and two Egyptian troops were killed and 30 were wounded by gunfire in the rampage.

    About 3,000 Egyptian Interior Ministry troops who initially had no orders to fire swarmed the border but were forced to withdraw about a half-mile, said security forces Lt. Sameh el-Antablyan, who announced the casualties.

    Gen. Essam el-Sheikh said Egyptian forces later began firing back.

    The scene was one of utter chaos. An Egyptian armored vehicle was burning and hundreds of Palestinians could be seen crouched in farm fields just inside Egypt.....


    I'm interested to know why Egypt can build a wall to keep Palestinians out, but When Israel does it, the world goes nuts.

    And some very ineresting side stories from the same link....

    Elsewhere, Palestinian gunmen burst into a Rafah house early Wednesday and tried to kidnap the parents of Rachel Corrie, who was killed in 2003 as she protested the impending demolition of a house in the southern Gaza town, according to a witness.

    The five gunmen appeared to be affiliated with the Fatah movement, according to Samir Nasrallah, the Corries' host. The gunmen eventually relented after being told who their targets were, he said.

    Corrie, of Olympia, Wash., was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003 as she tried to stop it from demolishing Nasrallah's house. Her parents, Craig and Cindy, have repeatedly visited Nasrallah since their daughter's death. They left Gaza safely after the attempted kidnapping, Nasrallah said.

    Also Wednesday, Palestinians fired at least six rockets from Gaza at Israel, the military said. In consultations at the Israeli Defense Ministry, it was decided to step up attacks against militant leaders in Gaza and maintain a closure on the West Bank and Gaza at least through the weekend, banning Palestinians from entering Israel.
     

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