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Egypt seizes aid, arrests doctors

February 15, 2009

From AFP: “Egyptian police on Thursday seized 2,200 tonnes of food and medical aid destined for the Gaza Strip and arrested two members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood responsible for the goods. Hossam al-Shurbagi and Kamel al-Shaarawi, members of the Doctors Syndicate’s committee for aid to Gaza and responsible for three warehouses that were raided in northern Sinai, were arrested, Shurbagi told AFP from in detention. A security official said that the two were accused of illegally storing goods. Shurbagi said the aid was being stored pending a reopening of the Rafah crossing, which Egypt closed on February 5 to all but exceptional cases after opening it to aid and wounded Palestinians during Israel’s war on Hamas.” Read on.