Sunday, 23 February 2014

Gazans set up sit-in tent near Rafah crossing to protest blockade


GAZA, (PIC)-- The higher national committee for breaking the siege on Sunday set up a sit-in tent near the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip to protest Egypt's involvement in the Israeli blockade on the Palestinians in the Strip and the passivity of the international community towards the suffering of the population.

In a news conference held outside the tent, senior Hamas official Hammad Al-Raqab stated that Egypt's closure of the Rafah border crossing does not befit its historical positions towards the Palestinian people.

Raqab added that the blockade hit all service sectors in Gaza and exacerbated the suffering of patients due to an acute shortage of medical supplies.

He urged the Arab League to execute the resolution it had taken in 2006 to break Gaza siege, and demanded the international community to assume its humanitarian role in alleviating the suffering of the population in Gaza. more

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