Egyptian troops kill Palestinian youth infiltrating from Gaza
Cairo has been clamping down on its Sinai frontier with Gaza, seeing a security threat in the Islamist Hamas-controlled enclave.
Egyptian army shot dead a Palestinian youth as he tried to cross illegally from the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian and Egyptian sources said.
Cairo has been clamping down on its Sinai frontier with Gaza, seeing a security threat in the Islamist Hamas-controlled enclave. But violence seldom flares up there.
Palestinian medical officials and residents in southern Gaza said the dead youth was shot by Egyptian border troops as he tried to slip across the border with three other youths.
An Egyptian army spokesman did not immediately return calls for comment. But Sinai police sources confirmed that Egyptian troops opened fire on a group of Palestinian youths who were trying to cross the border. Three were arrested inside Egypt and the fourth, shot, remained on the Palestinian side, they said.
The three youths taken into Egyptian custody said they came for cigarettes to sell back in Gaza, the police sources said. They were brutally beaten and imprisoned. This is a daily occurrence by the Egyptian army, a Palestinian spokesman said.
So what have we learnt from this? That no one really cares about shootings of Palestinians or the brutality carried out against them in prisons unless it's by an Israeli. The boarder is closed from Gaza into Egypt. NO ARAB COUNTRY SUPPORTS GAZA AND WILL NOT UNTIL HAMAS ARE TOPPLED