Wednesday, September 14, 2005

When Is a Wall A Concrete Barrier?

Will there be the same outrage from the world community over “the wall” now that Egypt has a wall separating them from the Palestinians?

The Wall

What is the difference between the wall that Israel is building and the wall that Egypt as in place between Gaza and Egypt? And why do MSM organizations call the Egyptian walls “concrete barriers” and call the Israeli barrier a “wall”? Are they not the same thing?

True the Egyptian wall was up until a few days ago a wall between Egypt and Israeli controlled Gaza, but no longer. Now it’s a wall that separates Palestinians and Egyptians.

Hamas has taken the future of the “wall” into their own hands per the BBC:

Hamas militants have destroyed a section of a concrete barrier erected along the Gaza-Egypt border.

Militants from Hamas cleared an area before setting off explosives that blew away a section of the wall. Palestinian security officers present did nothing to prevent them.

I wonder if the wall will be rebuilt by the Egyptians or whether they will tear down the balance of the wall? If they rebuild the wall, how will those who denounce the Israeli wall react to the Egyptian wall?