Egyptian Chronicles: A protest in front of the Israeli Embassy “ Graphic”

Friday, April 8, 2011

A protest in front of the Israeli Embassy “ Graphic”

There is currently a protest in solidarity with Gaza in front of the Israeli embassy in Giza. The protest comes after the start of a new Israeli military operation against city , the death toll in the past 48 hours is 14 as far as I know and 60 injured. Here are photos from the children were killed as usual by the IAF. “Graphic”
ِA Palestinian kid killed today ¨AmoonE¨
21 years old Palestinian killed today
"AP"
Palestinian Youth injured
"Getty"
Palestinian flags were there in the heart of Tahrir square today , we did not forget Gaza no doubt despite all the jazz we have got back home.
In fact Palestine was there since last week.


Palestinian Flag at Tahrir square
As I hinted in the previous post two protests sprung from Tahrir in solidarity with Gaza , one headed to the American embassy which is near to Tahrir square and the other one headed to the Israeli embassy at Giza. For the first time since God knows when Egyptians protest in front of the Israeli embassy in this way. “photo on the right by Nora Shalaby
Thousands came from Cairo through the university bridge to protest peacefully in front of the Israeli embassy which is seemed to be empty from its employees. The embassy occupies the last two stories in the building. There is news that the embassy was transferred to Maadi in Helwan governorate. Already the Israeli ambassador residence is there.
The embassy was protected like any other embassy in Egypt by the army , of course extra forces were sent due to the protests. “Photo by Nora Shalaby”

Since it has been peaceful protest since the beginning , there is no attack on the embassy. People are chanting till now Peaceful , peaceful. Of course the chants and also the demands of the protesters. Some people demand the government to stop exporting gas to Israel while others demand the government to cut the relations and to sack the ambassador for the bombardment of Gaza. People all agree that Egypt should take more serious actions and that the siege on the city should be ended as soon as possible. 
In front of the embassy "AP" 
There are posters that were put on the surrounding buildings announcing for a march heading to Palestine on 15/5/2011 “The photo by Mohamed Effat”
The number of protesters was between 1000-5000 according to some estimations.
The protesters demanded that the flag of Israel to be removed , some people say that it was removed while others say that it was not removed. People put the flag of Palestine at the top of the mosque in front of the embassy.
The neighbors of the embassy waved the Palestinian flags from their balconies. The neighbors have been complaining from the embassy from long time. “Photo by Heba El-Sherif

Here are videos from the protest in front of the Israeli embassy in Giza tonight by Miral.



The message for sure has reached Tel Aviv despite it is so simple and small.
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19 comments :

  1. finally i can comment
    first of all good effort
    sec..israel thing i'va nothing to say but one question..R we ready for war??

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  2. Hi Zeinobia, DEBKAfile says the Israeli action in Gaza is a response to a Hamas attack on an Israeli school bus which critically injured a 16-year-old boy. The recent increase in attacks forced Israel to deploy Iron Dome, an anti-missile system, in Ashkelon and Beersheba. A couple of weeks ago Palestinians stabbed to death an Israeli family of five. Mom, Dad, kids 11 and 3, and an infant. So of course the Israelis get annoyed and retaliate. What else should they do? Better than demonstrating at the Israeli embassy might be persuading Hamas and Islamic Jihad to cut it out.

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  3. Haha! one thing at a time @Reham we already fought our war none can fight a war for Palestine expect Palestinians themselves and they'll tell you the same thing. They were against the 1967 war

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  4. Jason... so far no arrest in the Itamar killings... Palestinian or otherwise (other then, of course, the usual IDF round up of Palestinian "usual suspects" whenever something like this happens...) have been made.

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/report-dozens-of-palestinians-arrested-in-connection-to-itamar-murders-1.352578

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  5. This was not a good idea.

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  6. Dear Jason, Israel has to do a very simple thing in order to stop missiles and mortar hits... STOP THE OCCUPATION...and hopefully give up the sionist dream, as all ideologies born in the last 2 centuries have done..giving up Utopia!!!

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  7. Regarding "STOP THE OCCUPATION". The occupation of what? Israel pulled out of the Gaza Strip in 2005 but that didn't earn any good will. It just resulted in more rockets being launched from there. West Bank and Golan Heights were captured in a war in 1967 that Israel didn't start. Giving them back would reward belligerence, and judging from past experience, again earn them no good will. I understand you want Israel to do certain things, and think they should do them, but you don't give any indication of why Israel might think giving up fairly captured land is in its own interest.

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  8. The recent trouble in Gaza is a bit like throwing a lot of shit into the ceiling and wait to see what sticks.

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  9. The Arab countries have a lot on their hands right now and it's advisable not to start another war that will eventually result in more deaths, destruction and economic chaos.
    The Palestinians and Israelis should be left alone to solve their own problems without external interference.

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  10. Hasbara idiot

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  11. I had to look up "hasbara". Israel's public diplomacy efforts are called hasbara in Hebrew. Hasbara (הסברה), also spelt hasbarah, is a noun that literally means "explanation". So I guess I must be the hasbara idiot.

    :(

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  12. "...were captured in a war in 1967 that Israel didn't start."

    lmao Hasbara tool trying to spew the most fallacious of zionist propaganda. When Palestine is liberated (and it will be, soon) I can't wait to see the look on the faces of all the orientalist bigots out there

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  13. "When Palestine is liberated (and it will be, soon)"

    By Palestine, do you mean Israel? Sorry, I don't mean to be a hasbara tool. Like many Americans I am not familiar with what must be common MENA terminology. What geographical area or areas will be liberated, exactly? Please explain. Thanks.

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  14. Yes you do mean to be a hasbara tool, because you deliberately lie and fabricate (as all zionists shamelessly do). And you're not familiar with any terminology coming out of the region (another feature of zionist ignorance), except for what memri selectively (and often falsely) translates for you.

    By Palestine, I mean everything from Acre to Eilat ;). The land will be returned to its indigenous people, free from the control of european racists

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  15. Israel started the 1967 war, especially regarding the west bank, to make it appear as self defense, Israel used and propagated the term "pre-emptive strike", and used Egyptian president's Gamal abdel Nasser's blockade of the Strait of Tiran as an excuse to attack Jordan in the west bank.

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  16. For a most interesting history of Palestine, read the book that explains the current conflict as the interest by Syria to reclaim the Middle East that was lost after WW1.

    It is telling that other Arab countries do not care if the Palestinians have a state in West Bank because the goal is the complete takeover of Israel and West bank and Gaza by Syria. Is this not the case?

    Thus other Arab countries ignore the suffering of the Palestinian refugees. And the West has efforts to provide aid.

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  17. "Thank You for your comment
    Please keep it civilized here , I will not tolerate any insult in my blog or any racist or hateful comment
    The Comments in this blog with exclusion of the blog's owner do not represent the views of the blog's owner"- I don't see you following this policy regarding the bigoted and hateful posts by "anonymous" here. I suppose that means that means your tolerance is selective.

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  18. I cannot believe someone would spend so much time supporting Palestinian freedom when so much is going on in Egypt. Are you from a Palestinian family? if not, you will be an honorary Palestinian when we are free and throw the zionist pigs in the sea!

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