Gaza children stage sit-in at Rafah crossing demanding its permanent opening

[ 22/06/2011 – 09:41 AM ]

RAFAH, (PIC)– Dozens of Palestinian children hoisting Egyptian and national flags rallied in front of the Rafah border crossing on Tuesday demanding its permanent opening.

They carried placards asking the Egyptian ruling military council and foreign ministry to live up to promises and open the terminal without further delay. The children also carried flowers and gave them to Egyptian soldiers manning the border point.

Ten-year old Siham Al-Dali read out a statement asking Cairo to open the crossing without obstacles.

She asked the Egyptian youth, who ignited the revolution against the former regime of Hosni Mubarak, to pressure the government officials to facilitate work at the crossing where the Palestinian passengers suffer humiliation and slow travel procedures.


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