Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Follow-up on Gaza Protests

These articles are updates on the effort to mount a nonviolent protest march, which I wrote about in last week's Shadowland column, "What would Jesus do in Gaza?" :

EGYPT: 100 activists depart for Gaza, 1300 others are not allowed to make trip
Los Angeles Times (blog)
"For anyone to claim that Egypt was doing us a favor by offering to allow
100 GFM members to go is asinine and baseless," said Roqayah Shams El Din,

Egypt lets some demonstrators into Gaza
Baltimore Sun (blog)
Egypt has agreed to allow 100 pro-Palestinian demonstrators into blockaded
Gaza, but they do not appear to include any of the Marylanders who were
planning ...

Egypt agrees to buy up to 24 F-16s
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The US government signed an agreement with Egypt on Dec. 24 to sell the
planes to the African nation, and the Pentagon had notified Congress of the
possible ...
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