Letter Sent To Western Media Outlets Asking "Why Aren’t You Covering the 6,000 Palestinians Stranded at the Rafah Crossing"

I AM CROSS-POSTING ROBIN‘S LAST POST INCLUDING THE LETTER SHE SENT TO CNN AS WELL AS OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS!

I MYSELF HAD TRIED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME TO CONTACT CNN, SADLY ENOUGH IN VAIN. AFTER FINALLY HAVING E-MAILED A LETTER – I’D HAVE APPRECIATED, HAD I BEEN ABLE TO TALK WITH SOMEONE – I DID RECEIVE A COURTESY-RESPONSE, BUT NO FURTHER REACTION.

THE ENTIRE LACK OF COVERAGE OF THIS HUMANITARIAN TRAGEDY WHICH IS WORSENING BY THE HOUR, IS UTTERLY DISGRACEFUL – I AGREE 100% WITH ROBIN’S STATMENT :

“IF IT WERE 6000 AMERICANS UNABLE TO RETURN HOME, CNN WOULD BE THERE IN A HEARTBEAT”!

If you are reading here, PLEASE write a letter concerning this matter, the 6000 Palestinians stranded at the Rafah crossing, to news agencies and your Representatives and Senators.
Thank You!!

Here’s Robin’s letter:

To Whom It May Concern,

Upon researching your coverage of the Palestinian issue, I am unable to find coverage concerning the 6000 Palestinians stranded at the Rafah border crossing in Egypt attempting to get home. The border has been closed to all crossing since June 9th. Many have been waiting since that time languishing in the desert. Palestinian reports say that 28 have died (many stranded are those who left to seek medical help outside Gaza and are not healthy). Sixteen babies have been born, none are eligible for Egyptian citizenship (unlike US law which grants automatic citizenship to those born here) and they have no birth certificates. Even if the border does open, these new mothers with their newborn babies will not be able to go home to Gaza.

Currently Dr. Mona El-Farra who is the vice president of the Gaza Red Cresent Society as well as Husam El Nounou and Marwan Diab of the Gaza Community Mental Health Program are among those stranded attempting to return home. Dr. Mona was returning from her 45 day, 17 city trip to the US which included an appearance before the UN. You can read her statement here http://fromgaza.blogspot.com/2007/06/on-40th-anniversary-of-occupation-my.html Two days ago, Mohammed Omer, an award winning Gazan journalist who appeared on CSPAN in December gave a live interview to KPFK here in Los Angeles from his vantage point in Gaza. It can be heard here http://tinoire1.progressiveindependent.com/

I do believe that CNN has correspondents in Cairo who could travel to the Rafah crossing and cover this story. Mohammed’s email is Rafahtoday@yahoo.com. He responds quite quickly to emails sent to him and could give you the information on how to contact Dr. Mona. He has her cell phone number but could not reach her because of antenna problems. I am also certain that whoever is in Cairo could reach Dr. Mona through the Egyptian Red Crescent who is FINALLY sending some aid to the crossing.

Please, please, I do not understand why CNN is not covering this issue. If it were 6000 Americans unable to return home, CNN would be there in a heartbeat.

Thank You Sincerely,
Robin *****

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If you have any other contacts you would like me to put here just leave a comment and I will take that info and add it here to the post.

viewerservices@msnbc.com

CBS Evening News scams@cbsnews.com

60 Minutes 60m@cbsnews.com;audsvcs@cbs.com
CNN

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Housecall@cnn.com

Anderson Cooper (his producer): david.doss@turner.com

Keith Olbermann countdown@msnbc.com

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