Those of us going on the Gaza Freedom March (and anybody who wants to show solidarity) now has a responsibility to put pressure on the Egyptians. Here’s Robert Naiman, Policy Director of Just Foreign Policy:
On December 31, together with more than 1000 peace advocates from around the world, I plan to join with tens of thousands of Palestinians in a march in Gaza to the Erez border crossing to protest the Israeli blockade of Gaza, and to demand international action to relieve Gaza’s humanitarian crisis.
Unfortunately, it appears that the Egyptian government has announced that it will not allow the internationals to enter Gaza as planned. If would be a shame if that were the case.
This apparent decision though, could be reversed with sufficient public pressure in Egypt and around the world. Concerned individuals can write to the Egyptian Embassy in Washington and to the Foreign Ministry in Cairo. There is also contact information for the Egyptian consulates in Chicago, Houston, New York, and San Francisco here.