Diplomat says Egypt could ease Gaza blockade

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    RAMALLAH, West Bank – An Egyptian diplomat said Sunday his country's military leadership is considering loosening the travel restrictions on Palestinians leaving the neighboring Gaza Strip.

    Such a change could mark a significant easing of a long-standing blockade of Gaza that has drawn widespread international criticism for its impact on ordinary Palestinians in the impoverished territory.

    Yasser Othman, the Egyptian ambassador to the Palestinians, said Sunday no immediate changes are planned. But he said "there are calls" in Egypt to reopen the crossing, and changes will be considered when the situation stabilizes.

    Col. Ayoub Abushaer, a Gaza border official, said Hamas authorities are in "daily contact" with Egyptian officials in the town of Rafah, which straddles the Gaza-Egypt border. "All Palestinians voice their hope that there will soon be significant change on travel in and out of Gaza."

    Diplomat says Egypt could ease Gaza blockade - Yahoo! News
     
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    Good, things moving in the right direction.
     
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    Good, brethren should take brethren on their brethren's balance.
     
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    You'll wish Mubarak-times back.
    Wait and see.
     
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    Ropey says ekrem could gain a pair and ask a girl out on his own.

    "could" being the definitive word.

    Alas, he is too scared to change could to did. :razz:

    And continues on with the love affair between him and his hand.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuoj4eyCMWo&tracker=False"]ekrem and the hand jive[/ame]
     
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    Maybe you should ask the next Egyptian leader to go out with you, off course if he really wants.
     
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    And continues on with the love affair between him and his hand.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuoj4eyCMWo&tracker=False"]ekrem and the hand jive[/ame]
     
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    What?! Brethren taking brethren on their brethren's balance?! Good riddance, of course.
     
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    @docmauser
    Actually, they emphasize brethren in their name.
    Doesn't mean, that they will be brethren to all neighbours.
     
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    There go brethren, backtracking on brethrenly brethren.
     

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