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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Egyptians Planning to March on Gaza for Nakba Day

Groups of Egyptians are planning to march from Tahrir Square to Gaza, arriving in time for the May 15 observance of the Palestinian Nakba (the "Catastrophe" of 1948). Though it's being called a "march,": this account indicates they will be using buses.

Apparently a range of groups are planning to go, from many ideological tendencies, including Zamalek and Ahly ":Ultra" football fans.

Although Egypt has said it intends to open the Rafah crossing into Gaza, it will be interesting to see if the authorities permit this potentially provocative gesture to cross the border.

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