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Viva Palestina convoy updates

Viva Palestina 12 July 2009 The Viva Palestina members who spent the night in their buses at the Suez Crossing after being stopped by Egyptian authorities on July 11 have now rendezvoused in Cairo with British Member of Parliament George ...

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Steadfastness and solidarity at the Rafah border

16 June 2009 Under pressure from the Egyptian army and the police, the International Movement to Open the Rafah Border ( IMORB), is maintaining their camp at the Rafah Border. The group is growing; now 26 people from France, USA, ...

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Codepink delegations allowed into Gaza

Codepink | Rabble We have some great news to report!!! The day started out with a 3am call from one of our delegations in Al Arish saying that secret police had contacted them at 2pm to intimidate them and say ...

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Shades of Checkpoint Charlie at Rafah crossing

Haidar Eid | Electronic Intifada On Monday 30 June, Gaza was abuzz with the sudden announcement that Egypt would open Rafah Crossing — the only gateway for 1.5 million Palestinians who have been imprisoned here for almost two years — ...

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‘I was born Palestinian’

Laila El-Haddad | A Mother from Gaza 14 April 2009 “Its not very comfortable in there is it?” said the stony faced official, cigarette smoke forming a haze around his gleaming oval head. “Its OK. We’re fine” I replied wearily, ...

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Our pause in Cairo Airport

Laila El-Haddad | A Mother from Gaza 8 April 2009 We have been stuck in Cairo airport for nearly a day now. We are neither being allowed entry or exit by Egyptian authorities, who insist that as long as Rafah ...

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22 days to lift the siege on Gaza

In 22 days, the Israeli military invaded Gaza and left death and destruction in its wake. In 22 days, we will focus on lifting the blockade of Gaza by pressuring Egypt and Israel to open the borders. With participants from ...

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