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Posted by Frank G 2012-07-23 09:30||
#2 Good luck with all those Gazooks, Morsi. You're gonna need it.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-07-23 13:12||
#3 But won't this cause massive unemployment amongst the Paleo Tunnel Diggers Union????
What does the SEIU have to say about that?
Posted by AlanC 2012-07-23 14:18||
#4 The union should dig a tunnel between the West Bank and Gaza. If it collapses, try, try again.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-07-23 14:36||
#5 1. It was part of Egypt till they lost it to the Israelis in war, years later then decided to recognize it as an independent entity when they no longer exercised control.
2. Relative to a large part of the Egyptian population, the Gaza is more prosperous and the people better off economically. It's all relative.
3. This may be part of a 're-absorption' plan.
4. File under 'Be careful what you wish for'
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-07-23 15:21||
#6 Some of them are going to be newcomers fleeing Syria, per Ma'an:
About 100 Palestinians residing in Damascus have arrived in Cairo en route to the Gaza Strip, as violence between the regime of Bashar Assad and rebel fighters intensifies, Egyptian officials said Sunday.
The Palestinian embassy in Cairo is liaising with Egyptian authorities to allow the Palestinians into Egypt after they left Syria without applying for visas due to the unstable situation.
The Palestinians are not registered as refugees in Syria, but rather Gaza residents living there.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-07-23 15:21||
#7 "The decision means Palestinians can freely leave Gaza"
Ok, just make sure they don't come back and we have a deal
Posted by European Conservative 2012-07-23 18:38||
#8 Sounds to me like Hamas just lost a boatload of their voters.
Posted by crosspatch 2012-07-23 21:09||