Gazans Support Egyptian Revolution

Hundreds of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip have taken to the streets to express their support for the ongoing Egyptian revolution.

As anti-government protests in Egypt entered its 10th day, over 1,000 Gazans mainly students gathered at the Egyptian representative office in the Gaza City on Thursday, a Press TV correspondent reported from Gaza.

Emotions are running high among Gazans, who are closely monitoring the popular uprising in Egypt and see it as a source of empowerment and inspiration.

The rally was the first public gathering since the start of the Egyptian popular uprising.

The demonstrators, carrying Egyptian flags and banners, praised what they called the "Egyptian revolution" initiated by young Egyptian people revolting against President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year tyrannical rule.

They shouted, "Mubarak, you must leave. The Egyptian people want to change their regime. We must support and respect that."

Gazans have been waiting for over four years to see an end to their sufferings under Israel’s ongoing land and sea blockade. Many accuse the Egyptian government under Mubarak’s rule of supporting the blockade on the territory.

Many analysts say that the uprising in Egypt shows a sign of political awareness in many countries across the Arab world.

(Press TV)

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