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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 10:37 PM
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38. The people at the crossing are not Egyptian...
Edited on Mon Jun-18-07 10:45 PM by Scurrilous
...why would they want to go to Egypt?

They're Palestinians seeking to go to the West Bank via Israel.

I sincerely doubt they wish to live in Israel or that Israel would accept them.

From Haaretz:

"One Palestinian was killed yesterday evening and at least 10 others were injured when a gunman attacked a group of Palestinian civilians waiting for permission to cross into Israel near the Erez Crossing.

Responsibility for the attack was later claimed by the Popular Resistance Committees, a grassroots paramilitary organization. It is still unclear what the aim was.

The incident occurred when Palestinians waiting in an area of the crossing known as the "sleeve" came under fire from automatic weapons and grenades. The Palestinians had been asking to cross into Israel and seek refuge in the West Bank."
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