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The Egyptian Popular Committee in Solidarity with The Palestinian People is calling for a global MARCH TO GAZA.

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Assistance to Gaza

I just received two emails announcing efforts to aid gaza. See below. Also check the popular committee’s site for more updates:


بيان صحفي

اللجنة الشعبية لدعم الشعب الفلسطيني

تعلن اللجنة الشعبية لدعم الشعب الفلسطيني عن بدء استقبال التبرعات العينية (مواد دوائية وطبية) تحضيراً لقافلة إغاثة طبية للشعب الفلسطيني .

تستقبل اللجنة التبرعات بمقرها المؤقت في مركز هشام مبارك لحقوق الإنسان (1 شارع التوفيقية، الدور الخامس) جميع أيام الأسبوع من الساعة الخامسة إلى الساعة الثامنة مساءً. الاتصال على 25758908 و 0163229246 .

واليكم قائمة المواد الطبية المطلوبة:

Adrenaline amp

Sutures 3/0 silk

Atropine amp

Sutures 4/0 silk

Aminophyllin amp

Sutures 5/0 silk

Ranitidine amp

Sutures 6/0 silk

Salbutamol inhaler

Syringes 5cc

Warfarin 5mg tab

Syringes 2cc

Band aid


Butterfly needles G23


Butterfly needles G25

Elastic bandages 8cm

Chlorehexidine/Cetrimide first aid sol

Gauze 7.5*7.5 non-sterile

Dextrose 5% sol

Gauze bandages 7cm’

Elastic bandages 8cm

Plaster 5cm

Glucose stix ( for medisense)

IV lines


Normal saline 0.9% sol

Plaster 5cm

Povidone Iodine sol

Sterilization pouches 140*250mm

Sterilization pouches 190*330mm

Surgical gloves # 7.5

Surgical gloves #6.5

Surgical gloves #8



قافلة شعبية الى رفح

تنظم اللجنة الشعبية للتضامن مع الشعب الفلسطيني قافلة شعبية تضم مواطنيين مصريين ونشطاء من جميع القوى السياسية للذهاب الى معبر رفح والقيام بوقفة احتجاجية مطالبة بفتح معبر رفح نهائياً.

تتحرك الأتوبيسات من القاهرة يوم الجمعة القادم الموافق 9/1 في تمام الساعة السابعة صباحاً من أمام نقابة الصحفيين بشارع عبد الخالق ثروت بوسط البلد.

سيتكفل كل مشارك بتكلفة السفر الخاصة به/بها وستكون في حدود 50 جنيهاً مصرياُ

تدعوكم اللجنة الشعبية للتضامن مع الشعب الفلسطيني بالانضمام الى قافلتها ونشر الدعوة- لمزيد من التفاصيل أرجو الاتصال ب 0163229246

People’s Convoy to Rafah

The Egyptian Popular Committee for Solidarity with the Palestinian People is organizing a convoy of Egyptian citizens and activists to go to Rafah demanding the complete opening of the Rafah borders.

The Buses will be leaving on Friday the 9th of January at 7 a.m. from in front of the press syndicate, Abdel Khalek Tharwat str. in Downtown Cairo.

Each participant will need to cover the cost of their travel, which will be approximately Fifty Egyptian pounds.

The Egyptian popular committee for the solidarity with the Palestinian People is calling upon all, to participate and join its convoy. Please also circulate this message. For more information contact: (+2) 0163229246.

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I just heard that Salma Said, Khaled AbdelHamid, Malek, Sabri El Sammak and at least 3 journalists have been arrested outside of the Arab League building in  Tahrir.  The activists were protesting in support of Gaza

UPDATE 1:05pm The number i am getting is 13-15 arrests. Apparently they have been shoved into micobuses. The few that havent been arrested are being followed around downtown.

UPDATE 1:20pm 4 arrests in Arish. People are convening at Hisham Mubarak to discuss action.

UPDATE 3:05pm 21 detainees in three cars: 1 outside bahtim police station; 1 headed towards maadi (my guess is either the khayyala in basateen or somewhere around tora); 1 under dar el qada2.  Apparently there’s a “harsh crackdown at syndicate” with dozens more being detained as i write.

UPDATE 5:00 Several updates: Apparently massive out of control protest on ramsis at 330. Has been contained since with lots of violence. There are rumors of tear gas. Over 100 arrested. Rumors of people in modereyyet il amn. One tar7eelat car in Tagammo3 with 17 detainees including khaled abdalla, a lebanese reporter, laila soliman, rasha 3azab. truck number 27692. The one in bahteem has 13 people.


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