Egyptian Authorities Prevent ArabCrunch Founder from Entering Besieged Gaza

7 Jan, 2011

On the 29th of November ArabCrunch represented by its founder Gaith Saqer, went to Egypt’s boarders with Gaza strip at the city of Rafah, trying to get an entry to the besieged strip.

Saqer’s intention from entering Gaza is purely humanitarian and non political, the plan was to connect with relevant parties and AC’s team in Gaza to prepare for AC’s events that would help the Palestinian youth start new startups as such help downsize the employment tall on around 1 million Palestinians living in gaza and to help improve the living conditions of many gazans and Palestinian refuges who live off UN aid.

The other humanitarian aspect of the visit, is that Saqer want to visit and meet his extended family who he did not see since over 22 years.

The Egyptian government receives aid annually from the U.S government with a billion or so dollars.

ArabCrunch express its disappointment lets hope the Egyptian authorities’ decision is not based on US government pressure.

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