Lebanese protesters call Mubarak 'Israeli agent' Gaza wall / PHOTO

Tunnels are the only links Palestine has to the outside world because of the Israeli blockade.

Lebanese protesters call Mubarak 'Israeli agent' Gaza wall / PHOTO

Lebanese protesters accused Egypt's president Sunday of acting like an agent of Israel over his country's construction of an underground steel wall along the Gaza border.

Gaza is still considered under Israeli occupation as Israel controls air, sea and land access to the Strip.



Citing "national security", Egypt is now building an underground iron wall that the United States has voiced its support.

People took part in the protest near Egypt's embassy. Crowds set fire to U.S. and Israeli flags. Some of the Israeli flags had Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's picture on them.



The protesters also carried banners depicting Mubarak as an Israeli agent, as well as portraits of the president with a Star of David on his forehead.

Sunday's protesters — most of them activists from leftist groups — carried banners with Mubarak's image and the words: "At your service USA."



Tunnels are the only links Palestine has to the outside world because of the Israeli blockade.

1.5 million Gazans still live under heavy Israel siege and Egypt still insists on not to opening the only Gaza border crossing in a move condemned by Muslims around the world in protests, leaving Gazans desperate to digging tunnels underground and risking their lives since 2007.



A group of international lawyers and human rights activists accuse Israel of committing "genocide" through its crippling blockade of the Strip.


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