Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:57 PM
Jefferson23 (24,387 posts)
Abbas calls for end to Gaza blockade
February 6, 2013
CAIRO (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday urged Islamic leaders to end Israel's blockade of Gaza, but criticized official visits to the enclave.
The ongoing siege of Gaza will prolong the conflict with Israel and lead the region to another round of violence, preventing a just and comprehensive peace agreement, Abbas said in a speech at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit in Cairo.
He said his Fatah party was working "very honestly" to end its rift with Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip but said world leaders should not treat the enclave as an independent entity.
Supporters of the Palestinian people should differentiate between humanitarian support "which our people in Gaza should receive, and the official political visits to the Gaza Strip which imply that the coastal enclave is a separate entity," the president said.
in full: http://maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=562828
5 replies, 662 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Abbas calls for end to Gaza blockade (Original post)
Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)
Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:05 PM
shira (25,043 posts)
1. Why isn't Abbas or other pro-Palestinians calling for end of the blockade in Syria....
...against the Palestinians there?
A full, complete blockade that makes Israel's look like Club Med in comparison?
The Syrian army has imposed a blockade on the camp preventing the entry of food, fuel and medical supplies, sources told the news agency.
Yarmouk camp has been under total blockade by the Syrian regime forces for four days, preventing the entry of fuel, food and medical supplies that led to a massive humanitarian disaster, SOHR said.
Palestinian refugee camp under siege for 11th day
"The Syrian security forces, continues to impose a crippling blockade on the camp, and prevent entry of medical supplies and basic needs of the refugees has been there more than a month."
Where's the love for these Palestinians?
Guess they don't count unless Israel can be blamed.
Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #2)
Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:13 PM
shira (25,043 posts)
3. Total blockade vs. Palestinians in Syria. For over a month now....
Why the silence from pro- Palestinian activists worldwide?
It's been over a month...
-No UN resolutions.
-No ngo's who care.
-Nothing from HRW and Amnesty.
-No media coverage in a month.
-No twitter hashtags #blockade!