Arabi pledges to lift Gaza siege in ten days, Rizka welcomes the news

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    CAIRO, (PIC)-- Nabil Al-Arabi, the Egyptian foreign minister, said on Thursday that Egypt would take a decisive decision rescinding the unjust siege on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, adding that the decision would be taken within ten days.

    "The humanitarian condition in Gaza is very miserable, inhuman, and I believe that the political decision to seal the Rafah crossing point was unethical and inhuman," Arabi said in statements he made in the capital Cairo Thursday.

    He added that a political decision regarding lifting the siege on Gaza and opening the Rafah crossing point permanently will be taken by the new Egyptian leadership, underlining that matters in the Gaza strip will drastically change to the better.

    Arabi’s statements were received well in Gaza and stirred an atmosphere of jubilance in the coastal Strip that had been under repressive Israeli blockade for the past five years that former Egyptian government of deposed president Husni Mubarak supported.

    For his part, Dr. Yousef Rezqa, the political advisor of Palestinian premier Ismael Haneyya welcomed Arabi's statements, describing them as "good news".

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    That is great news !!
     
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    Since palistoons have always been space cadets, it must be "great", indeed. Lucky, they've jooz to blame for everything.
     
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    And... Hamas has apparently agreed to allow European supervision if that is what the Egyptians want so no need for the Israelis to get worried!!

    Hamas won
     
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    "Bad" news - they'll be running for safety to Israel (as they did), not Egypt, if the bros hit the fan. Good news - they'll be billed in Israel. Kewl.
     
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    CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt intends to open its border with Gaza permanently to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians under an Israeli blockade but the mechanics of such a step are still being worked out, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday.

    The initiative suggests a further policy shift since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak, whose government cooperated with Israel in enforcing a blockade on the Gaza Strip which is controlled by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.

    Analysts say the new rulers in Cairo are shifting policy away from the Mubarak era, in part to gain credibility amongst a largely pro-Palestinian population.

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    CAIRO, GAZA, (PIC)-- The Egyptian Chief of Staff Lt-Gen Sami Anan said that Israel has no right to interfere in the Egyptian decision to open the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip.

    Anan said in a statement he published Friday on his page on Facebook: “Israel has no right to interfere in the decision to open the Rafah crossing as this is an Egyptian-Palestinian affair.”

    Anan: Israel has no right to interfere in decision to open the Rafah crossing
     

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