Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Egyptians open fire

Egyptian riot police have opened fire on Palestinians who were protesting along its border with the Gaza Strip. According to reports:

A Palestinian has been shot dead and five people wounded, including two Egyptian border guards, in an exchange of fire along the Gaza-Egypt border, Palestinian medics and Egypt's news agency Mena say.

In addition to the three other Palestinians shot and wounded, 12 people were treated for tear-gas inhalation.

The injuries occurred after Egyptian police opened fire to disperse a protest by a crowd of angry Gazans, medics said.

Mena said two policemen were shot and wounded on Egypt's side of the border, after witnesses had earlier reported three policemen were shot.

1 comment:

Nate M. said...

It's times like these that I watch the TV in the United States and become absolutely incensed at the level of disinformation, discreditation and outright propaganda.

For weeks and weeks now, the FOX (faux?) news channel has relentlessly reported on Britney Spears and Heath Ledger, while on CourTV and Greta Van Susteren (a hard hitter. For real?) contemplate the fate of Britney Spears' kids. Gazan, Lebanese and Iraqi children be damned.
Oh yeah, lets not forget to save the aborted fetuses!

It's times like these I wish I could take over FOX, CNN, MSNBC and the like just like the JOKER used to on Batman and seize the airwaves.

--nate