3 UK medics hunger strike to protest Egypt decision to deny entry to Gaza

May 20, 2009 13:45

Three British medics began a hunger strike at the Rafah crossing on Tuesday in protest against the decision by Egypt to deny them entry into Gaza. Egyptian authorities have denied pro-Palestinian activists, cardiologist Omar Mangoush, retired consultant Christopher Burns-Cox, who both call for a boycott of the Israel Medical Association, and nurse Kirsty Wong from entering Gaza at Rafah since May 4. The solidarity with Gaza mission was organized by Manchester-based charity Palestine International Medical Aid. The Rafah crossing has been closed by Egypt since Hamas took over Gaza in a coup in 2006.

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