Saturday, February 7, 2009

Egypt Detains Tabula Gaza blogger, Philip Rizk

Reuters reported today (Feb 7, 2009) that Egyptian police have detained Philip Rizk, the blogger who created Tabula Gaza. Rizk is a 26 year old graduate student at the American University in Cairo. His blog provides remarkable insight into conditions in Gaza where he resided for 2 years. His most recent post to Tabula Gaza (Feb 4) includes a call from the To Gaza movement, which is an Egypt-based activist group that organized a walk from Egypt to Gaza starting on Feb 6. The arrest of Rizk reveals the Egyptian government's intolerance of public support of Palestinians. Protest the arrest of Rizk.

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