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Egyptians protest at Israeli embassy in Cairo following attacks on Gaza

After attacks on Gaza, Egyptians demonstrate on the doorstep of the Israeli embassy, previously off-limits under the Mubarak regime

Salma Shukrallah, Saturday 9 Apr 2011
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Palestinians extinguish the fire after an explosion in a smuggling tunnel along the borders between Rafah and Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip (Photo: Reuters)
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Following attacks on Gaza by Israel, and in memory of the Bahr El-Baqar School massacre, a demonstration marched from Tahrir Square to the Israeli embassy in Giza yesterday, on "Cleansing Friday". 
 
The demonstration was joined by hundreds along the way, culminating in front of the Israeli embassy with protesters waving Palestinian and Egyptian flags, chanting slogans in solidarity with Palestine.

It is the first time Egyptians have been able to demonstrate so close to the embassy. Before the 25 January Revolution it was effectively was off-limits.

Demonstrators demanded that the Israeli flag be removed from on top of the building and raised a Palestinian flag atop an adjacent mosque.

One huge banner read, “15 May: The Third Palestinian Intifada,” in support of the call by Palestinians for an uprising to start on the anniversary of the Nakba (day of catastrophe) that marked the creation of Israel and the expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland.

Demonstrators also called for a halt to the export of gas to Israel and for the suspension of diplomatic and economic relations with the Israeli state. One slogan chanted was: “Egypt, Palestine, one revolution!”

The Egyptian military surrounded the building where the embassy is located. Mild clashes erupted when the military feared that the protestors might attempt to break into the building housing the embassy.

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Frank Lloyd
16-05-2011 02:12pm
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Blessings to the brave peoples of Egypt for their stand against tyranny; and a heart felt congratulations in light of their success in the struggle to removing a dictator! The time grows near when the Israelis shall vacate the lands which are not their property; and cease their repression of the children of Palestine! Either by their own free choice, of with the aid of the proverbial Pulwar; either way, it shall be a great day! Blessings upon all the Palestinian Freedom Fighters!
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AstralProjectee
12-04-2011 08:32am
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No mention of Sabra or Shatila or massacres at wiki. It's probably a conspiracy.
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khalid ali
09-04-2011 04:07pm
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god bless egypt and the egyptian people,your revelution brought back degnity to all the arab world,and i trust inshaallah that your revelution is the begining of the liberation of palastine,becuase egypt is the heart of the arab world and palastine is part of that body
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