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An 85-year-old Holocaust survivor was among a group of grandmothers who began a hunger strike in Cairo on Monday
American activist Hedy Epstein and other grandmothers participating in the Gaza Freedom March began a hunger strike at 1000 GMT.
"I've never done this before, I don't know how my body will react, but I'll do whatever it takes,"
Protesters who wore T-shirts with "The Audacity of War Crimes" and "We will not be silent" held a giant Palestinian flag, as others sang, danced and
Originally posted by December_Rain
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Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 85, attends a rally with fellow activists in Cairo to protest Egypt's refusal to allow a Gaza solidarity march to proceed.
The Gaza Freedom March and Viva Palestina were planning to arrive one year after Israel's devastating war on Gaza that killed 1,400 Palestinians. Thirteen Israelis also died.
"At noon (1000 GMT) on December 27, Egyptian security forces detained a group of 30 activists in their hotel in El-Arish as they prepared to leave for Gaza, placing them under house arrest. The delegates, all part of the Gaza Freedom March of 1,300 people, were Spanish, French, British, American and Japanese," a statement on the group's website said.
"Another group of eight people, including American, British, Spanish, Japanese and Greek citizens, were detained at the bus station of El-Arish in the afternoon of December 27," they said.
On Sunday, Egyptian police also stopped some 200 protesters from renting boats on the Nile to hold a procession to commemorate those who died in the Gaza war.
Other supporters, including Penn, Sarandon, novelist Alice Walker and actor Danny Glover will join a 'rolling" fast, a relay in which 2,700 activists pledge to refuse food for at least 24 hours, and then hand over to a comrade.
Note to Hollywood: A "relay" or "rolling hunger strike" is not a hunger strike at all. It is a single day without food.
Originally posted by kozmo
Bah! The Jews could care less. After all, they actively sacrificed hundreds of thousands of their own kind just to make sure that they got their own country. One old lady starving herself to death is inconsequential to them.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
reply to post by felonius
By right of might?
Dude it's almost 2010, this ain't medieval times
There's no such thing as right of might
What, I am wrong there is?
Ok, so please give me your home address, i'm about to own a new home for free, no mortgage nothing, just right of might!
Please V2V me your home address as well as anyone else who believes in the right of might