A very relevant question regarding the inhumane Nazi-like blockade of food and much needed material from entering Gaza has been “Why doesn’t Malaysia condemn Egypt because it’s also complicit in the blockade of Gaza?”
As a matter of fact I came across this question in Walski’s latest post Eyeless in Gaza.
Walkski is a great matey of mine and I want to offer one possible answer. The following is an expansion of my comments I left at walski’s blog myAsylum
From Day 1 of my amateur blooging, I've always been an advocate for Palestinian freedom from Israeli oppression, and its sovereignty and Statehood.
The Palestinians, especially in Gaza (not that those in West Bank have been let off, no sirree, not at all) have been confined like prisoners in the world’s biggest prison, an inhumane act of ethnocentric brutality akin to the WWII ghetto-risation of Polish Jews by the Nazis, no doubt the spiritual kinfolk of today's Israelis.
Forced to live in a ghetto under severely deprived conditions, the Palestinians are effectively oppressed in their own land by a cruel occupying (or imprisonment) force.
All the above Israeli atrocities, brutalities and sheer unaccountable arrogance may be traced to one root cause - America's (religious) blind obedience to Israel. As Goh Keat Peng wrote in his letter to Malaysiakini So little has been done for Gaza:
The resolve isn't there and one favoured nation is allowed a free hand to do as it pleases without regard to any reasonable sense of proportion. There has been no semblance of fairness or justice.
The failure to address the needs of those who call the Gaza Strip home is a failure of the resolve of the international community to bring to book a belligerent military power in the Middle East.
You cannot be allowed to live and act unchecked as though you are alone in the neighbourhood. As though only you have the right to live and act.
Thus Egypt's complicity may also be traced to the USA's carte blanche imprimatur to Israel - Israel wants Gaza blockaded, USA swiftly passes that requirement to Egypt, and Egypt immediately complies.
As reward for its obedience or if you like, subservience, USA provides Egypt with arms (older and inferior to the ones it gives Israel) and US$2 billion in aid annually. Naturally, Israel gets more than $4 billion each year apart from intelligence, technology and special priority in arms delivery.
To wit, while Palestine is a victim to the Israeli rapist, Egypt is a whore to the USA godfather. So who should we criticise? I would imagine Egypt to be the last on the list.
And don't forget the other whores in the region, Jordan and to a lesser extent but also equally culpable, Saudi Arabia - because all these three Arabian nations fear republican Hamas, which has been modelled after the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt (banned in that country) and Shiite (republican) Hezbollah.
So a combination of US patronage ($$$ for Egypt and Jordan - protection and armed support for the al Sabah family of Saudi) and self interests of the governments of Egypt, Jordan and Saudi has seen the betrayal of the Palestinian people for the last several decades.
That Egypt is now hypocritically opening up the blockade, just as it did after the recent horrendous pulverisation of Gaza by the region’s superpower (armed and supported by the USA), has more to do with its apprehension about its own backyard and perhaps even a nudge and a wink from sugar daddy - after all, didn't Hilary Clinton say of the recent Israeli atrocity: "The situation in Gaza is unsustainable and unacceptable".
Unless the USA does something about the Nazi-like ghetto-risation and evil group punishment of Israel, the blockade will soon be reinstated by a compliant complicit compassionless Egypt.