Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Need Your Help

"Gaza Freedom March
UPDATE   December 21, 2009

We are determined to break the siege.
We all will continue to do whatever we can to make it happen.

Using the pretext of escalating tensions on the Gaza-Egypt border, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry informed us yesterday that the Rafah border will be closed over the coming weeks, into January. We responded that there is always tension at the border because of the siege, that we do not feel threatened, and that if there are any risks, they are risks we are willing to take. We also said that it was too late for over 1,300 delegates coming from over 42 countries to change their plans now.  We both agreed to continue our exchanges..."

Please help by contacting the NYC Egyptian Embassy at:
Telephone: 1+212-759-7120


The US Egyptian Embassy in DC at:
Telephone: 1+202-895-5400 and ask for Omar Youssef

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I am writing/calling to express my full support for the December 31, 2009 Gaza Freedom March. I urge the Egyptian government to allow the 1,300 international delegates to enter the Gaza Strip through Egypt.

The aim of the march is to call on Israel to lift the siege. The delegates will also take in badly needed medical aid, as well as school supplies and winter jackets for the children of Gaza.

Please, let this historic March proceed.

Thank you,

Felice Gelman

1 comment:

  1. The Egyptian Embassy in Australia is holding fast. They say that by law the border will be closed. I asked what law, so that a legal action could be taken to appeal against it. The individual could not cite any law because she herself did not know.

    Thanks for being there.

    Stewart Mills
    Sydney, Australia