Two days after Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak was toppled by a torrent of peaceful protests, a rally headed by Gazan youth gathered in Gaza City calling on Egypt to open its border with Gaza. The General Union of Youth Organizations gathered more than 100 in the central square, saying that they stood in solidarity with the people of Egypt. They also asked that Egypt rescind its peace agreements with Israel and that it open the Rafah crossing.
‘Israel is the enemy,’ protesters yelled, urging Egypt to break out of the agreements it has with the country as it goes forward with its process of renewal.
Young Gazan’s also invited the protesters from Cairo’s Tahrir Square to visit the coastal enclave, and to see for themselves what an end of the siege would mean.