Palestinians Stone Egyptian Guards at Gaza Crossing

Clashes at the Gaza Crossing…
The BBC has video HERE from the Gaza border.

Egyptian guards attempted to seal the Gaza border after over 300,000 Palestinians had crossed over into Egypt.
Sadly, when they closed the crossing- they were stoned.

Egyptian border guards block Palestinians attempting to cross from Gaza into Rafah, Egypt Friday, Jan. 25, 2008. Egyptian border guards with riot shields formed human chains Friday in an apparent attempt to gradually reseal Egypt’s breached border with Gaza, but thousands of Palestinians still managed to sneak through. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Palestinians stoned Egyptian guards who were trying to control one of the Gaza crossings today.
AKI reported:

For the past two days, more than 300,000 Palestinians have surged across the border into Egypt (photo) to obtain food, medicine and other essential supplies after militants exploded holes in the border fence.

On Friday morning Egyptian authorities moved to increase the number of security personnel in a bid to restore control.

According to the Arab TV network, Al-Jazeera, Palestinians were using bulldozers to open new holes while Egypt while others resisted Cairo’s order to close the border.

Palestinians threw stones at Egyptian guards after they raised batons and shields and formed a human wall close to one of three crossings.

Witnesses said guards fired several shots in the air and used water cannon to disperse residents.

The move by the Egyptian authorities reportedly came just hours after US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, urged them to secure the border.

“It is an international border, it needs to be protected and I believe that the Egyptians understand the importance of doing that,” Rice said on Thursday.

Israel wants to cut its connections with the Gaza Strip after militants broke open the territory’s border at several points with Egypt.

Egypt or Israel?

Egyptian border guards scuffle with Palestinians attempting to cross from Gaza into Rafah, Egypt Friday, Jan. 25, 2008. Egyptian border guards with riot shields formed human chains Friday in an apparent attempt to gradually reseal Egypt’s breached border with Gaza, but thousands of Palestinians still managed to sneak through. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Again… Egypt or Israel?

Egyptian border guards clash with Palestinians attempting to cross from Gaza into Rafah, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 25, 2008. (AP)

More… Hamastan officials blasted Egypt today for closing the Gaza-Egypt border and blasted new holes in the border wall with a bulldozer.

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