Some so-called Palestinian’s are being evicted from their homes and the buildings torn down, but there is no world wide media outrage.
Well, because it is the Egyptians who are doing it not the Israelis.
Once more, Gazaâs border is in flames.
Civilians Â are being evicted from their homes, a curfew has been imposed, and a crossing that enables Gazans to leave has been closed. Yet the world is silent. Isnât that strange?
Hundreds of residents along one of Gazaâs borders have suddenly been ordered to evacuate, on just two daysâ notice. Their homes are to be demolished. There is no talk of compensation. Why isnât the United Nations Security Council denouncing this outrage?
Because it is Egypt, and not Israel, that is doing the evicting. (See the New York Times, October 28 edition.)
The Egyptians have decided they need a buffer zone along their border with Gaza. They donât trust the Hamas regime, which they say has been assisting terrorists who have been attacking Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai. Apparently Cairo does not accept the Obama Administration scripted fiction that the new Hamas-PA government is run by âtechnocrats.â Egypt understands that a Hamas-appointed âtechnocratâ is, first and foremost, a functionary of Hamas.
So the bulldozers are rumbling in Rafah.Â As a result of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty of 1979, the city of Rafah was split in half. Part of it is on the Gaza side of the border. Residents in the âEgyptianâ part of town are now being evicted willy-nilly, in order to make room forÂ a buffer zone that will be nine miles long, and with water-filled trenches that will be more than 500 yards wide â thatâs half a kilometer, or five football fields.
Yet nary a word of protest from the White House, nor any suggestion of delaying any U.S. arms deliveries to Egypt.
Thatâs not all. In response to the recent attacks in Sinai, the Egyptians have imposed a dawn-to-dusk curfew all along the Egypt-Gaza border. In other words, no resident of Rafah can leave his or her home after dark, for any reason.\