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Hamas: We hoped that Arabs would break the siege not the legs of the besieged
Hamas: We hoped that Arabs would break the siege not the legs of the besieged
[ 08/02/2008 - 08:31 PM ]

GAZA, CAIRO, (PIC)-- Hamas said that it was hoped that the Arabs would "break the siege rather than breaking legs of the besieged", in response to comments made by the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmad abu al-Ghait, who threatened to break the legs of Palestinians if they tried to cross the border again.

Mushir al-Masri, secretary of the Hamas parliamentary block, told PIC correspondent that he hopes that these comments do not represent an official Egyptian stand and added that the movement is in constant communication with the Egyptian brothers.

He expressed his astonishment at the statement of Abu al-Ghait saying that such comments do not reflect the mood of the Egyptian street.

Masri said that the solution is to open the Rafah crossing as a first step towards breaking the siege.

Masri also stressed that the relationship with Egypt is more deep rooted than to be influenced by such statements.

Abu al-Ghait was critical of the Palestinian resistance for continuing with an asymmetric confrontation and thus causing heavy losses on the Palestinian side, to which Masri replied that never in history has a people under occupation possessed similar resources as the occupier, but that did not stop people fighting for their freedom.

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Simha!
Name: Simha Date: 09/02/2008 09:54:27
Country: Russian Federation Job: Lawyer
hahaa even your arab muslim egyptian brothers turned their backs against you islamo-facists neo-nazi terrorists! BORUCH HASHEM! AM YISRAEL CHAI!
Break the siege not the legs
Name: Mr Justice Date: 10/02/2008 04:47:01
Country: Australia Job: Manager
The cowardice Abu al-Ghait amazes me. Instead of advocating breaking the siege, he threatens to break the legs of those under siege. This same government is one that recently had to apply to Israel to seek permission to increase the number of border patrol on the Egyptian border. The application was refused. Ironically, this initiative by the Egyptian government was in response to Israeli’s request to better control the borders to prevent the siege on Gaza being breached. So in the midst of this humiliation, Ahmad abu al-Ghait decides to attack an easy target. He announces the gruesome threat to cut and meme the legs of anyone who violates the Egyptian border. It takes no genius to work out that he is referring to the Palestinians and not Israeli’s. Israeli’s, under the Camp David peace accord, are free to enter Sinai with no visas. Mr Ahmad abu al-Ghait, it is time to make a stance of courage, a a stance of justice. Break the siege ….. don’t break the legs of those under siege.
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