Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Gazans Flood Egypt After Border Breach

From Yahoo News:

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - On foot, in cars and in donkey carts, tens of thousands of Gazans flooded into Egypt on Wednesday through a border fence blown up by militants — puncturing a gaping hole in Israel's airtight closure of the Gaza Strip and giving a boost to Hamas.

In a shopping spree that was both festive and frenzied, Gazans cleared out stores in an Egyptian border town, buying up everything from TV sets to soft drinks to cigarettes.

As waves of people swarmed through the destroyed barrier — some estimated the crowd in the hundreds of thousands — Egyptian security forces lined up on one side of the border and Hamas forces lined up on the other side. None of them interfered in any way, and it appeared Hamas militants actively participated in the border breach.

Read more ....

Exclusive: Hamas 'Spent Months Cutting Through Gaza Wall In Secret Operation' -- Times Online

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Palestinians Crossed Into Egypt -- Jerusalem Post

Gazans Knock Down Border, Flood Egypt -- Breitbart

Jews "Force" Palestinians to Blow Up Wall & Flood Into Egypt... Update: Hamas Had Been Slicing At The Wall For Months! -- Gateway Pundit

My Comment: This was a situation building-up for the past week, including continuous demonstrations at the border-crossing by Palestinians who need food and other essentials. This is a propaganda victory for Hamas ..... but this will only last a short time. Both Egypt and Israel do not want Hamas gunmen on the loose targeting Western or Israeli tourists in their resort areas. This is the main reason why the Egyptians closely supervise their border with Gaza in the first place.

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