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Egyptians, Jordanians Urge Rulers to Step Up Palestinian Support

By Sami Aboudi – “CAIRO (Reuters) – Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets on Friday to push their military rulers to do more to help Palestinians following the overthrow of the country’s president Hosni Mubarak.

Many Egyptians felt Mubarak, a U.S. ally, was too soft on Israel and want their new government to take a much stronger pro-Palestinian stand.

The gatherings in Cairo, Alexandria and El-Arish come amidst preparations by activists to organize a march to the Gaza Strip on Sunday, May 15 — which Palestinians mark as the anniversary of their 1948 displacement following the establishment of Israel.”  Read more.

Jordanians protest for Palestinian right of return, call for end of peace treaty with Israel – “AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Heeding a call from Palestinian Facebook organizers, several hundred Jordanians took to the streets of the capital Friday demanding a sovereign Palestinian state and that refugees be given the right to return home. Palestinian youth groups called for protests in the West Bank and nearby Arab countries to mark the anniversary of the May 15, 1948, creation of the Jewish state.” Read more.

Palestinians: Prepare for 3rd intifada – “The Palestinians are preparing for ‘Nakba Day’ – text messages were sent to tens of thousands of cellular subscribers in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, calling them to take part in the events marking the Palestinian day of mourning over Israel’s inception and to ignite a third Intifada… According to the text messages, some of the activities planned for Friday are still kept secret, in order to prevent Israel from thwarting them.” Read more.

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