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News, November 2013
Palestinians Urge Africa-Arab Summit in Kuwait to Help Ending Israeli-Egyptian Siege of Gaza Strip
November 17, 2013
Ghussein: Egyptian authorities deliberately tightening the siege on Gaza
[ 17/11/2013 - 02:29 PM ]
Palestinian government in Gaza accused the Egyptian authorities of deliberately tightening the siege on the Gaza Strip, and expressed deep concern about the Egyptian side's insistence on the continued closure of the Rafah crossing.
Spokesman for the Palestinian government in Gaza, Ihab Ghussein, said in a press statement on Sunday, "The continued closure of the Rafah crossing comes within the context of escalating the policy of unjust siege imposed on Gaza. This threatens the collapse of all essential sectors in the Gaza Strip, as Rafah crossing represents Gaza's only window to the outside world."
He called on the Egyptian side to open the Rafah crossing in light of the worsening humanitarian suffering of the people of the Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian government in Gaza called on the nations of the world to express their positions toward the Egyptian policy regarding the closure of the crossing, and to immediately intervene in order to lift the siege on Gaza.
MP Khudari urges Africa Arab summit to work on ending Gaza siege
[ 17/11/2013 - 12:21 PM ]
Head of the popular committee against the siege MP Jamal Al-Khudari appealed to the participants in the third Africa Arab summit, to be held on the nineteenth of November in Kuwait, to find all possible means to end the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip.
In a press release on Sunday, MP Khudari called for Arab and African action ending the siege imposed on Gaza for the seventh consecutive year.
Khudari highlighted the Israeli violations in the occupied Palestinian lands and the humanitarian situation in Gaza and demanded the summit to assume its responsibilities in this regard and to work on strengthening the Palestinian people's steadfastness.
Israeli warplanes flow at low altitudes over Gaza
[ 17/11/2013 - 11:06 AM ]
Israeli occupation government warplanes intensified flights over the Gaza Strip on Sunday morning and flew at low altitudes.
A field observer said that Israeli F-16s flew over Gaza city and other cities in the besieged enclave, adding that they disturbed the population.
The Gaza Strip is currently marking the first anniversary of the Israeli invasion of the enclave known as Pillar of Cloud that killed 190 Palestinians and wounded about 1,500 others.
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