Jews "Force" Palestinians to Blow Up Wall & Flood Into Egypt… Update: Hamas had been slicing at the wall for months!
200,000 Palestinians streamed into Egypt today after a border wall was blown up.
UPDATE: Hmm… Guess it wasn’t the Jews after all.
The Islamist group Hamas had been slicing through the heavy metal border wall using oxy-acetylene cutting torches for months, according to a report by Times Online.
The Israeli blockade had been in effect for about a week.
That, of course, ruined it for those reporters who wanted to blame the Jews and their recent blockade for today’s Gaza Wall explosion!
UPDATE 2: The Israelis didn’t shut down the power plant in Gaza this week either…
* * * * *
The media blamed this week’s Jewish blockade on Gaza for for helping cause today’s border wall explosion.
Palestinians destroy a border wall between Gaza Strip and Egypt at Rafah refugee camp in the southern of Gaza Strip, January 23. Thousands of Gazans poured into Egypt on Wednesday after militants set off at least 15 explosions along the walled-off border with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
The Jews are to blame!
The media today blamed Israel for the fact that Palestinians blew up a wall on the Egyptian border and thousands flooded into Egypt.
The AP reported:
Gunmen destroyed most of 7-mile wall along Gaza amid Israeli blockade
Tens of thousands of Palestinians poured from the Gaza Strip into Egypt Wednesday after masked gunmen with explosives destroyed most of the seven-mile wall dividing the border town of Rafah.
The Gazans crossed on foot, in cars or riding donkey carts to buy supplies made scarce by an Israeli blockade of their impoverished territory. Police from the militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza, directed the traffic. Egyptian border guards took no action.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Arye Mekel said Israel has no forces on the Gaza-Egypt border and, “therefore it is the responsibility of Egypt to ensure that the border operates properly, according to the signed agreements.”
This is not the first time that the citizens of Gazastan blew up the border wall but last time the media didn’t directly blame it on the Jews.
Kaboom! Palestinians run after a section of the border wall was blown up by civilians trying to cross between the Rafah Refugee Camp, in the southern Gaza Strip and Egypt, Wednesday Sept. 14, 2005. (AP)
Carl in Jerusalem has the latest on today’s border breach including video.
UPDATE: Here’s a good picture to keep in mind the next time you hear about one of those “Death to America” protests in Gaza: