"It's like someone owns a house, and then his neighbours come with guns and try to take it over."
A Taxi Driver yesterday on the Gaza situation
"It's strange, everybody, besides the Islamists and the leftists, watching it had the same attitude, one of annoyance at the protesters and the Gaza situation. The general attitude was 'Those people received better treatment from the egyptian government then we ever did and they receive more money than us, why protest over their rights? Shouldn't our rights take precedent?' "
A journalist friend of mine covering a Pro-Gaza protest at the Book Fair
"So yeah, we received a high alert warning. The Police said that they are looking for about 30 hamas and islamic Jihad elements that made it through and they are looking for them all over Egypt. Great being me today, huh?"
A manager friend of mine who works at a prestigious 5 star hotel.
An egyptian, Christian and very patriotic female friend of mine's response when I asked her how she feels about the Gaza Border situation.
"You know what's going to suck about all of this? You will turn out to be right about this all along and we will never hear the end of it."
A Pro-Gaza friend of mine, his support wavering of late.
"We have long sufferd from Having Egypt play ' the Big Sister', and we are against this humiliating role that forces on Egypt obligations and sacrifises without any compensation in return. On the contrary, in the countries of his alleged brothers, the egyptian received an almost racist treatment apart from all the other nationalities. And we are willing to give up the role of the 'Big Sister'- which has caused us great poverty- to anyone who wants it, and we hold on to one principle only: Egypt is for the Egyptians! "
Ahmed Ragab, Al Akhbar Newspaper, yesterday