Sunday, March 30, 2014

Egypt Opens Border w Gaza

By Micah Halpern
I've Been Thinking:
On Saturday, Egypt opened their border with Gaza at Rafah and permitted 6000 Gazans to enter.
Since July when Sisi overthrew Morsi assuming the presidency of

Egypt the border has been closed and only opened sporadically.
Gazans claim that the thousands of people waiting to re-enter Egypt are students waiting to return to classes and the sick, waiting entry to hospitals for treatment.

The Egyptians say that Gaza is exporting extremism and that using tunnels and border crossings terrorists are entering Egypt and embarking on attacks that result in destabilization and murder.
Egypt has said that since July they have destroyed over 1000 tunnels that smuggles people and goods. They say that now all the tunnels have been destroyed.

But Hamas and other groups claim that there are many more tunnels that have not been destroyed and that they will continue to shuttle people and weapons and food and supplies in and out of Gaza.

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