Pro Gaza Activists under siege - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Alex Bell
    • 09.01.10 | 04:50 (IST)

    I was one of the internationals who came to Cairo for the Gaza Freedom March, and who got through to Gaza in time for the March. I was picked up from the Commodore Hotel in Gaza by Gazan friends that evening, and had supper downtown with them. And again the following day they picked me up and took me around the city without a guard or escort of any kind. I certainly did not feel under siege myself, and spoke to and was welcomed by many Palestinians. I was at the forefront of the March, like the most of the nearly 100 internationals, and particularly admired the passionate address by four Orthodox rabbis who apologised for their nation's actions. They were treated with respect and friendship by the organisers of the march and the participants. Regards, Alex Bell

    from the article: Pro-Gaza activists under siege - imposed by Egypt and Hamas
    First published 21:51 07.01.10 | Last updated 12:56 08.01.10
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