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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Look who's building a wall!

From AFP:
Egypt has started building a concrete wall along its border with Gaza, a security official said Thursday, even as it speaks to Hamas about improving the dire situation in the increasingly isolated enclave.

"Egypt has started work on a three-metre (ten foot)-high wall along the border with Gaza," the official said, adding that a three-kilometre (two mile) section of the wall had already been built.

"It is a preventative measure. There is no threat of another border breach at the moment," the official said.

No word yet on whether it is considered an "apartheid wall" when a nation besides Israel builds it.

But it does indicate how secure Egypt feels with peaceful Palestinian Arabs right next door.