Nasrallah: Egypt ”partner of crime” if Rafah crossing is closed
Lebanon's Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah Sunday urged Egyptians in their "millions" to take to the streets to force their government to open the country's border with Gaza Strip. "If the people took to the streets by the millions, could the police kill millions of Egyptians?" Nasrallah said in a televised address.
"People of Egypt, you must open this border by the force of your chests," he said. If Egypt did not open the Rafah Crossing to Gaza, he added, it would be considered a partner in the killing of Palestinians by the Israeli military.
Earlier, dozens of Palestinians crossed into Egyptian territory from Gaza Strip on Sunday as Egyptian riot police fired in the air to fend them off, witnesses said. According to Reuters, the holes appeared in the wall following Israeli raids in the southern part of the Strip.
The Egyptian police tried to frighten the Palestinians off. Gaza hospitals said they were treating 10 people wounded by Egyptian police shooting at Rafah. One Egyptian officer was killed in the clashes. Egypt reopened the main crossing point on Sunday to let out some of the Palestinians injured in two days of Israeli attacks which have killed nearly 300 people.
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