Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sinai Access Blocked to Halt Gaza March

Egyptian authorities on Friday blocked access to the Sinai peninsula, where it stepped up security, to prevent a march from Cairo to Gaza, an AFP correspondent said.

The march was due to leave from Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday to protest the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, and call for the right of return of Palestinian refugees and the release of all Palestinian prisoners.

"Peace Bridge,"one of the main access routes to Sinai from mainland Egypt, has been closed to all but residents of the peninsula.'


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