Gaza Freedom March Planned for One-Year Anniversary of Israeli Assault

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    This weekend marks that one-year anniversary of the start of Israel’s 3-week assault on the Gaza Strip that killed some 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis. To mark the occasion, a group of over nearly 1,400 individuals from over 40 countries around the world are aiming to break the siege of Gaza and participate in a non-violent march inside Gaza alongside thousands of Palestinians. We speak with Hedy Epstein, an 85-year old Holocaust survivor who is taking part in the march and Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Codepink and part of the co-ordinating committee of the Gaza Freedom March.

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    I wonder if those ignorant fuckers are planning on a march to commemorate all the Israelis blown up by terrorist bombs while they were engaging in such nefarious activities as shopping, eating pizza, or riding the bus.
     
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    I doubt it :doubt:
     
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    Egypt cracks down on foreign protesters heading to Gaza Strip

    American and European activists attempting to go to the Gaza Strip from Egypt to protest Israel's actions during last year's Gaza war have been blocked from doing so – and say they have been harshly treated by Egyptian authorities.

    On Sunday, more than 1,000 international activists from 42 countries around the world descended on Cairo to kick off the Gaza Freedom March, a humanitarian convoy and media spectacle organized by US activist group Code Pink.

    So what is next for the Gaza Freedom Marchers? Benjamin says they will march, of course. Or more accurately, walk: “We’re organizing a walk. We’ll go all the way to Rafah.”

    Egypt cracks down on foreign protesters heading to Gaza Strip / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com
     
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    1948 Palestinians and sympathizers demonstrate in support of Gaza

    RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Hundreds of Palestinians from lands occupied in 1948 and international activists demonstrated at the Beit Hanoun (Eretz) crossing linking the Gaza Strip with 1948 Palestine to mark the first anniversary of the war on Gaza and protest the continued siege on the densely populated strip.

    Demonstrators called for an end to the siege on Gaza and the implementation of the Goldstone report.

    On the other side of the Beit Hanoun crossing, hundreds of Palestinians and foreign sympathizers held a similar demonstration.

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    Ultra-Orthodox anti-Zionist Jewish men demonstrate with Palestinian and International activists during a protest calling for the end of the blockade on Gaza in Beit Hanoun, near the Erez Crossing between Gaza Strip and Israel, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009. Hundreds of demonstrators rallied on opposite sides of a border crossing between Israel and Gaza on Thursday to protest the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the seaside territory.

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    Dummy, the Israeli blockade is entirely in compliance with international law.

    You're such a dummy.
     
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    I thought a blockade was an act of war against Palestine. Wasn't that Israel's excuse to go to war when Egypt blocked the Suez Canal?
     
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    Dummy, you are incapable of thought. That's why you're a dummy.

    Palestine is not a sovereign country. Israel encompasses 90% of the territory of Palestine.

    Hamas is in a declared state of war with Israel, thus, any blockade is in compliance with the law of armed conflict.

    Now, you know, dummy.
     
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    In other news, Manifest Destiny and the genocide of native culture kept those darkie injuns from scalping encroaching white men.. SHOCKER. This thread is as stupid as a german suggesting that the holocaust stopped jews from being sheisty in Germany for a couple years.

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