MB’s statement on the construction of the steel wall between Egypt and Gaza

MB’s statement on the construction of the steel wall between Egypt and Gaza


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate


The Muslim Brotherhood’s statement on the construction of the iron wall between Egypt and Gaza and the prevention of the life-line convoy from reaching Gaza.



The Muslim brotherhood is following with deep concern the continued unjust siege on the Gaza Strip after one year of the Israeli barbaric aggression with all different kinds of prohibited weapons with the support of USA and NATO amid the silence of all Arab regimes and governments. Despite the different resolutions issued from United Nations, Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Arab League on the importance of lifting the siege on Gaza, however the siege continues.


Unfortunately, the siege continues with the co-operation of Egypt! This increases the suffering of Palestinians as there is an iron wall, designed and implemented by Israelis and Americans, being built on the borders between Egypt and Gaza under false pretext that the wall is for the national security of Egypt.


The preservation of Egypt’s national security requires strong confrontations to the Israeli’s threat, working and supporting the Palestinian people in their stances and lifting the siege on Gaza.


Egyptian authorities prevent the life-line convoy from entering Gaza under weak and provocative pretexts.


The legitimate, national, humanitarian and legal duty requires us to stand by our needy and besieged brothers, since the Palestinian cause is the cause of all Arabs and Muslims, and Jerusalem is one of the holiest places for us and the million and a half people living in Gaza are our brothers. They are human beings and it is prohibited to besiege, harm, starve and strangle them, especially after the mass destruction of the Gaza Strip due to the unjust aggression launched by the Israelis last year, which left them with no shelters, food, medicine and medical treatments.


The President of the Republic stated before that he would not allow the starvation of Palestinian people and many Muslim Scholars prohibited the construction of this "deadly" wall.


It is time for us to reject all US and Israeli dictates, to fulfill our duties, to fear Allah and work sincerely to save this cause and the lives of our people in Gaza.


Therefore, we demand the following:


–       The termination of building this deadly wall in order not be partners in this crime.

–       The immediate entry of the relief life-line convoy to Gaza

–       The permanent opening of Rafah crossing point as a normal border check-point, and this in turn would end the problems of smugglings and others.



“O ye who believe! Violate not the sanctity of the symbols of Allah, nor of the sacred month, nor of the animals brought for sacrifice, nor the garlands that mark out such animals, nor the people resorting to the sacred house, seeking of the bounty and good pleasure of their Lord. But when ye are clear of the sacred precincts and of pilgrim garb, ye may hunt and let not the hatred of some people in (once) shutting you out of the Sacred Mosque lead you to transgression (and hostility on your part). Help ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancor: fear Allah. For Allah is strict in punishment. (Al-Maida. 2)



Muslim Brotherhood


Cairo: 9th Muharram, 1431 Hijri

December 26th, 2009