- October 6, 2008
Egyptian activists prepare to break the Gaza siege on Monday
Egyptian lawmaker and human rights activist MP Hamdi Hassan has revealed Sunday that a caravan of hundreds of Egyptian cars and buses will set off for the Gaza Strip on Monday in an attempt to break the repressive Israeli siege on it.
He explained that the Egyptian committee for ending the
“We must deliver our voice to the entire world in support for our besieged brothers and families [in the Gaza Strip], stressed Hassan.
He added, “There is a sharp shortage in medicine and foodstuff in
For his part, Dr. Abdul Fattah Rezeq of the Egyptian doctors” syndicate warned of “unprecedented escalation” if the Egyptian “regime” attempted to block the caravan for the second time. He urged the Egyptian authorities to facilitate the mission of the caravan.
“We are doing what the [Egyptian] regime wants and calls for and that is: not to starve the Palestinian people”, he said in reference to President Mubarak comments when Palestinians breached the border fence where Mubarak said Egypt will not allow Palestinians to starve.
He also disclosed that Egyptian masses have heeded their call to support the besieged Palestinian people in
Moreover, Rezeq confirmed that foreign legislators from
Less than a month ago, the committee organized a caravan to break the