Have you heard about the 'Gaza Freedom March?' Probably not.
Foreign Policy
30-Dec-2009 (3 comments)

Did you know that the Gaza Freedom March -- a group of over 1300 peace activists from 43 countries -- is protesting the continued siege of Gaza, on the anniversary of the brutal Israeli assault that killed over a thousand people last year? (There is also a separate effort to bring a convoy of relief aid to the Gazans, under the auspices of the group Viva Palestina).

Did you know that the Freedom March is now stuck in Cairo, because the Egyptian government has denied them permission to travel to Gaza? The Mubarak regime has its own issues with Hamas, and it is also dependent on U.S. economic and military aid. Israel and the United States don't want the adverse publicity that the Freedom March might generate and are perfectly content to let the Gazans suffer, so needless to say Washington isn't putting any pressure on Egypt to let the convoy through.

Did you know that this event is being extensively covered in the Arab world, and may be causing problems for Mubarak & Co., as the Egyptians are once again being exposed as complicit in the collective punishment that Israel is inflicting on the population of Gaza?

Did you know that one of the participants in the convoy is an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor (Hedy Epstein), and that she recently began a hunger strike to protest the refusal to let the convoy go to Gaza?

You probably didn't know about any of this, but it's not really your fault. You probably get your news from mainstream outlets like ... >>>

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Q why don't you move to Gaza?

by Faramarz_Fateh on

Who gives a crap about Gaza, Palestinians or Israelis?!  Let them kill each other.

Worry about your own country you moron...work to get rid of the cancer called shia' Islam in Iran.

Shame on you.  What a pathetic loser you are.  Trying to detract attention from whats going on in Iran and blaming Jews.



Thanks for sharing Q,

by Bavafa on

it is truly sad to see how selective the mainstream news outlets are in this country. I am convinced if average Americans knew about what is going on in this world and in their names, a similar revolution as the green movement would be taking place in America as well.


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