27 May 2011

Rafah crossing to be re-opened (with conditions)

The Egyptian Military Council is nervous because there have been calls for big demonstrations this today against the counter-revolution, imprisonment of people who protested outside the Israeli embassy and the leniency being shown to Mubarak. This is probably an attempt at preemptive appeasement and they'll start retracting it if they think it's no longer necessary to keep revolutionaries off their backs. They've also just charged Mubarak with ordering the killings of demonstrators. But no men from the age of 18-40 being allowed to leave (i.e. that's probably the majority of who would do so) is still pretty bad. And construction material is not going to be allowed when that's what they especially need considering the place is still wrecked after Israel's hooligan raids.

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