January 8 2010
This has to be the absolute lowest Egypt can get.
These people were taking much needed aid to those in Gaza.
They have been beaten tear gassed and the Egyptian Police now have the nerve to arrest 7 of them yet again and deport George.
They have been treated horridly by Egypt from the time they got there.
Of course the rest of the world sits complacently by letting the people in Gaza starve because of the blockade. Just recently the UN called on Israel to open the borders to allow food and building materials into Gaza. Israel has done nothing to date. They absolutely defy all Internationals Laws. Gaza is a human rights disaster.
Even the Gaza Freedom Marchers were treated horridly in Egypt as well.
The incident began after George Galloway and his colleague Ron McKay arrived at the Rafah crossing from Gaza to Egypt.
As soon as they emerged onto Egyptian soil both Men were forcibly pushed into a van, refused exit and told that they were leaving the country. They were then driven off in a police convoy.
Egyptian Authorities also banned George from ever entering Egypt again.
He is considered a National Security Risk.
So when did it become a National Security Risk to take desperstly needed Medical Aid to people?
Maybe the risk is not the Medical Aid entering the country maybe Egypt is in fear of loosing the 2 billion dollars in weapons aid from the US.
Maybe Egypt fears retaliation from Israel. After all the US and Israel are tied at the hip.
What ever the real reason taking Medical Aid to Gaza ia not a Security Risk. What a foolish statement on part of
How sad they would do everything they did, to prevent the Aid from getting to Gazans.
If anything Egypt is at fault as is the US and Israel. It is absolutely shameful this horror is allowed to continue.
The people of Gaza are prisoners in their own country.
Extremely badly abused prisoners.
2 Interviews with George Galloway at Heathrow Airport in London
Convoy leaving Gaza Fri 8 Jan 2010 @1200GMT
The Egyptian authorities have said they will arrest 7 members of the convoy when they leave Gaza. Rafah crossing There have also been more Air Strikes on Gaza as well. Why do I have this sick feeling Israel is going to do a repeat bombardment like last Decembers attacks on Gaza.
More on Galloway’s Deportation 8 Jan 2010 @1100GMT
Bombing defenseless people is a crime. Palestinians have no way to defend themselves.
One of the people killed was a 14-year-old-boy (Photo by AP)
This what those in Gaza must endure.
I do not believe the rocket story fed to the public by Israel. They have used that same story for years even during the Lebanon Bombings. They just keep repeating the same old worn out lines.
Israel is the elephant in the room stepping on the little mouse.
Nothing like Bombing a concentration camp, where people are trapped.
That is what Gaza is a Concentration Camp. It is a prison nothing less..
“It was to protect him from the Egyptian people’s anger,” the officer said on condition of anonymity because he was allowed to speak to the media. “He was told that he is a troublemaker and his behavior is undermining Egyptian security.”
Well I hardly thing the Egyptian people would be out to get Galloway. Seems they were not to impressed with Israel either when they Attacked Gaza. I imagine they also think the blockade on Gaza is horrific. They of course would also meet Riot police if they protest as well. They too are beaten and arrested by Security Forces.
The Egyptian people are oppressed as well.
Egypt: Civil disobedience and protests over Gaza Saturday, January 10th, 2009
Since the beginning of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip on December 27, and Egyptian street has been boiling with angry calls to open up the Gaza border and demanding the government to put more pressure to reach an immediate ceasefire.
Seems to me the people who are the threat to all are the Egyptian Security Forces and Riot police.
“Protect George from the people what a crock of malarkey”.
The people of Egypt might Elect him as their new leader that’s why he was deported? It’s not so far fetched there people from a lot of countries that said if he was running for election in their country they would vote for George as opposed to the leaders they have now.
I heard that so many times to day I lost count.
Well if he ran in my country I would most certainly vote for him as well.
He cares about people. That’s what a Great Leader does.
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