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May 29, 2011

Egypt’s New Policy Regarding the Gaza- Egypt Border

The recent decision made by the Egyptian government to open the border between the Gaza sector and Egypt is a very positive policy that is consistent with international law as well as the U.N.

Furthermore, the Egyptian government removed the steel sheets that were provided by the U.S. government and the heavy equipment that was intended to build an underground wall to prevent the Palestinians from building tunnels to smuggle needed equipment and material for the people in Gaza.

The Israeli embargo that was imposed on 1.5 million people in Gaza with the help of the previous government of Mubarak was a violation of international law. Hosni Mubarak was a puppet for the Israeli government and was also supported by the U.S. The Israeli rationale was that Hamas, who controlled the Gaza sector, is a terrorist organization and poses a threat to Israel. It is unfortunate that the U.S. supports Israeli claims as usual. Hamas never carried out a single attack against the U.S. Their struggle against Israel is in accordance with the Geneva Treaty of 1948, which allows people under foreign occupation to fight the occupying forces by any means under their disposal. The Israeli policy in the occupied Palestinian lands of the West Bank and Gaza is in violation of international law, the U.N. resolutions and the International Court of Justice.

The Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2008, which led to the killings of more than 1400 civilians, including many children, has been condemned by many international human rights organizations. Even the Goldstone report reflects on the Israeli atrocities. Many human rights organizations tried to break the sea embargo imposed on Gaza, which was first led by a Turkish boat that led to the killings of unarmed peaceful advocates by Israeli forces. Such acts were also in violation of International law. Even Israeli human rights organizations have condemned Israeli actions and the embargo against the civilian population in Gaza.

Israel even refused to let construction material enter into Gaza to repair the savage destruction caused by the Israeli invasion of the strip. The embargo was not limited to construction material, but even made it difficult for the population of Gaza to get medication, fuel and other basic necessities.

I will go along with some descriptions of the Israeli government’s treatment of Gaza as a large concentration camp.

Israel has been consistent in its policy toward the Palestinian people since its creation 1948. The major rationale behind the Israeli policy that has been in defiance of international law is attributed to the U.S. government’s blind support of Israel.

The removal of Hosni Mubarak’s regime has restored the credibility of the Egyptian government’s policy regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel has already expressed its concern about the opening of the borders between Egypt and Gaza and stated that it will lead to the rise of conflict between both.

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