January 23, 2008

Modern Day Exodus

It should go down in history as a modern day exodus.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians poured from the Gaza Strip into Egypt...

Gazans crossed on foot, in cars or in donkey carts ... [escaping] an Israeli blockade of their impoverished territory. Across the coastal strip, home to 1.5 million Palestinians, people pushed into buses and piled into rickety pickup trucks heading to Egypt and a rare opportunity to escape months of isolation.

"Freedom is good. We need no border after today," said unemployed 29-year-old Mohammed Abu Ghazal. Desperation is driving humanity across the Egyptian boarder, like a Bible story.

US and Israeli foreign policy of crushing the Palestinians has become so unbearable that the people are fleeing the oppression. This is the "wrong side of history" as warned by Martin Luther King, Jr.

More Info and Pictures: BBC, UK Times on Line,CBS

Sources:

Associated Press, Tens of thousands cross downed Gaza wall, January 23, 2008.

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YURI KAGEYAMA said...

Hi, I just wanted to thank you for suggesting the Martin Luther King Jr. quote as well as other comments.
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