Madame Mubarak, Let the Gaza Freedom March Enter Gaza!
Baskets delivered to the women of Gaza on International Women's Day
The Egyptian government announced Monday that the border between Gaza and Egypt will be closed, just in time for 1,346 men, women, and children from 42 countries—the Gaza Freedom March—to arrive in Cairo.
It’s too late to turn back now. We will proceed, and are asking Egypt to permit the march to go on.
This has happened with each delegation we have taken but with the right pressure we have succeeded in crossing the border each time. Our first attempt was made possible thanks to First Lady Suzanne Mubarak. For International Women’s Day we were taking in thousands of pink baskets of aid for the women in Gaza. As we made our way to the border we passed truck after truck brimming with rotting material aid that the Egyptians had not allowed into Gaza. But our outreach to Madame Mubarak proved fruitful as we were met by the Egyptian Red Crescent, which she chairs and proceeded into Gaza with no problems.
When we arrive in Cairo on Sunday, December 27, the one-year anniversary of the Israeli invasion of Gaza, we will call on Mrs. Mubarak to once more open her heart to the suffering across her border. We have been writing letters and making calls to her office for months now, and we hope that she will intercede on our behalf to make sure we can bring our humanitarian aid—children’s medicines, clothing and school supplies—to the families in Gaza who are suffering.
As we pack the peace flags sent from around the country to wave in support of the people of Gaza, toys for the children, and material aid. Thousands of us want to spend our holiday actually pursuing peace on Earth, and goodwill toward men and women.
You can apply pressure from home by emailing Mrs. Mubarak a letter similar to ours below. Thank you.