Egypt imposes toughest Gaza restrictions in years

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Al Ray Agencies | July 25, 2013

Gaza, Alray – Egyptian Army says it is sealing smuggling tunnels, blocking most passenger traffic as part of crackdown on Sinai militants. ‘It’s getting worse every day,’ Gaza taxi driver says, ‘Even when Mubarak was president, we used to get fuel through the tunnels.’

Egypt’s new government has imposed the toughest border restrictions on the Gaza Strip in years, sealing tunnels, blocking most passenger traffic and causing millions of dollars in economic losses.

A Egyptian military campaign earlier this month toppled the country’s democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt’s military has said the Gaza restrictions are part of its security crackdown in the Sinai and has not suggested it is trying to weaken the government in Gaza or bring it down in the process.

Past predications that Gazans fed up with the daily hardships of life under blockade will rise up have not materialized.

However, the new Gaza border restrictions are tougher than any enforced by Morsi’s pro-Western predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, according to Gaza residents.

“It’s getting worse every day,” Gaza City taxi driver Khaled Jaradeh said of the shortage of cheap Egyptian fuel caused by the closure. Jaradeh was waiting in a slow-moving line outside a gas station, with about 30 cars in front of him.

“Even when Mubarak was president, we used to get fuel through the tunnels,” Jaradeh said.

The Gazan leaders have been carefully not to criticize Egypt’s border clampdown, for fear of being accused of meddling in Egypt’s internal affairs. However, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, has complained that Egyptian media reports “about Palestinian interference in the Egyptian affairs in support of President Morsi are not true.”

Some Egyptian media outlets have described the Palestinians as troublemakers but Palestinians denied this.



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Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar

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* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

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Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.





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