Fathi: The closure of Rafah crossing worsened the humanitarian situation in Gaza

Posted: August 14, 2012 in Children, Emergencies, Health, Human Rights, Internally displaced persons, Middle East, News, Palestine
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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

[ PIC 13/08/2012 – 09:27 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian minister of interior Fathi Hammad said the current closure of Rafah border crossing has made the humanitarian situation in Gaza worsen, especially after the Egyptian authorities destroyed the tunnels there.

In a press release on Monday, Hammad appealed to Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi to take urgent action to open Rafah crossing in both directions to save the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

“We had been suffering from the injustice of Mubarak regime which was an accomplice in the blockade on Gaza through the repeated closure of the crossing, so why do we still suffer today in the era of revolutionary and democratic Egypt?” the interior minister emphasized.

In this regard, spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Mahmoud Ghazlan said that his organization would never accept any measure to tighten the blockade on Gaza and stressed the need for not hastening…

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