20.02.2011 16.Adar l, 5771
‘A happy surprise that gave hope to Palestinians’
Israeli Arabs respond to the Egyptian uprising: "People sent SMSes saying congratulations and writing 'Free Egypt.'"
“The day that [Hosni] Mubarak stepped down, people sent SMSes to each other all over the country, saying congratulations and writing ‘Free Egypt’ and ‘Free Palestine’ and other things. It was all spontaneous; people were happy.”
Speaking to The Jerusalem Post days after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down on February 11th after three decades in power, Jafer Farah, director of the Mossawa Center – The Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens, described the elation and hope that the historic moment presented for Arab citizens of Israel….