Sunday, February 24, 2008
Israeli, Palestinian Authority concerned Hamas may use human chain event to send masses marching towards border with Israel
"Thousands of Palestinians will join hands on Monday to form a human chain across the Gaza Strip in protest of the ongoing siege against the Hamas-ruled territory. At an expected 30 miles of length, the chain will stretch from Rafah in the south all the way to the northern town of Beit Hanun.
Israeli defense officials have emphasized that under no circumstances will security forces allow the Palestinians to sabotage or cross the fence along Gaza's border.
Hamas has recently threatened to breach the Erez border crossing in a similar fashion to their breaching of the Egyptian border in January.
Palestinian officials have also voiced their concern that Hamas is planning to break through the border......"