On June 24th, Mohammed Morsi was announced as Egypt’s first ever civil president. Luckily, on that specific day, I was in Tahrir square celebrating with thousands of Egyptians. To me, seeing Morsi win over Ahmad Shafiq, a Mubarakist icon, deserved a celebration. I was tweeting the rapture that swept the crowds live from the Square and a few hours later, a journalist working with the Wire Radio contacted me on my Twitter account asking for an interview. Kindly click here to listen.
43 days later, on August 5th, 16 Egyptian boarder guards were killed in Sinai along the border with Israel-Egypt-Gaza. Although the assailants have still not been identified, Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) accused the people of Gaza of being behind the attack and declared the Rafah Crossing (the only way out for the besieged people of Gaza) and underground tunnels “indefinitely” closed.
On August 8th I published an op-ed on The Electronic Intifada commenting on the incident and obvious farce behind it. To read, kindly click here. Two days after publishing (yesterday), Nora Barrows-Friedman of The Electronic Intifada interviewed me on EI’s weekly podcast. To listen, kindly click here.