PressTV - Egyptians hold anti-Israel protests:
Fri May 13, 2011 7:42PM
Ehab Zahriyeh, Press TV, el-Arish
"Egyptians in the Sinai beach town of Al-Arish hit the streets to march in solidarity with the people of Palestine.
Sixty-three years ago was the Palestinian Nabka or day of Catastrophe the day in which Palestinians were forcibly evicted from their land and homes by Israel.
After former Egyptian president Anwar Sadaat signed a peace deal with Israel, Egypt long stood as one of Israel's moststrategic allies.
Ashraf Il-Hefny who helped organize the march believes anything is possible now after the Egyptian revolution, including breaking ties with Israel.
The demonstrators say the first step in bringing justice to Palestinians is to completely lift the siege on the Gaza Strip.
Al-Arish is only 50 kilometers from the Gaza strip. Many Palestinians have temporarily settled in the Sinai town and welcome the shower of support from their hosts.
Mass rallies are expected to continue throughout Egypt and the Middle East in the coming days calling for an end to the Israeli military occupation enforced on the Palestinians for decades.
Marchers say they won't stop here, vowing to continue to do all they can until Palestinians are liberated.
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