Gazans feed hungry Egyptian troops

Posted: February 6, 2011 in Uncategorized


It says a lot about the humanity of the Palestinians that they are feeding the very soldiers that are enforcing the Israeli blockade against them.

The “feeding tubes” that have kept Gazans alive since 2006 have been put into reverse, and the supplies that Gazans have accumulated are being sent back to feed Egyptian soldiers whose own supplies have been cut off by the civil unrest in Cairo and Suez.

It’s a good investment.  When the unrest is over, and the blockade is back on (assuming it is), the troops may be more inclined to look the other way when food disappears into holes on the Egyptian side of the border.



Gazans feed hungry Egyptian troops

Over the last three days, Gazans have been giving food to Egyptian soldiers isolated on the Gaza border since the beginning of the popular revolution.

Underground tunnels, which were used to bring basic goods from Egypt into the Gaza Strip, are now working in the opposite direction.

Egyptian soldiers, who have been isolated on the Gaza border for the past 10 days, due to the internal upheaval, are getting bread, canned food and other supplies from the impoverished coastal enclave through the tunnels.

Gaza’s merchants have also been sending vegetables, eggs and other staples into Egypt, where store owners have run out of stock because normal supplies are cut off by the unrest, Ha’aretz reported Friday.

Since 2006, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have resorted to the so-called feeding tubes to deliver their basic needs to the enclave which has been sealed off by an Israeli blockade.

Rafah is the main entry and exit post between Egypt and the coastal enclave.

Millions of people have been holding daily protests in Egyptian cities for the past 12 days. The demonstrators are demanding an immediate end to the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak. The violence has claimed around 300 lives so far.


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