اجعلنا صفحة البداية RSS خدمة Add to favorite Facebook Twitter

Advanced

Egyptian prime minister arrives in Gaza
Published Friday 16/11/2012 (updated) 16/11/2012 22:30
Font- Font+
Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil (L) and Hamas premier Ismail
Haniyeh wave in Gaza City Nov. 16, 2012. (Reuters/Ahmed Zakot)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil arrived in the Gaza Strip on Friday amid a two-day Israeli military offensive in the enclave.

Kandil entered Gaza through Egypt's Rafah crossing and was greeted by Gaza officials. Yousef Rizqa, an adviser to the Gaza premier, told assembled reporters the visit was highly significant during the bombardment of Gaza, and would sent an important message to Israel.

Israel has said it will suspend all military action during Kandil's three-hour visit so long as Gaza militant groups also halt fire.

Kandil told reporters he will meet Gaza premier Ismail Haniyeh to discuss several issues, including the situation of civilians in Gaza.

During the three-hour tour, Kandil will visit Gaza's main hospital al-Shifa, and offer condolences to the family of assassinated Hamas commander Ahmad al-Jaabari.

Israel's targeted killing of al-Jaabari on Wednesday prompted an intense bombardment of the coastal enclave, killing 19 Palestinians. Gaza militants have fired barrages of rockets into Israel, killing three Israelis.

Israeli media reported that more than 20 rockets fell in Israel's southern Eshkol region on Friday morning, with no reports of injuries.
Print
1 ) shirley / australia
16/11/2012 10:46
this did not start with Isreal killing hamas leader it started with Isreal killing 2 palestinian children days ago and after shaky truce Isreal started the attacks again breking the truce with no provication stop lreporting half the story the side that makes Isreal seem normaland like Isreal had some reason to kill hamas leader

2 ) Mel / USA
16/11/2012 15:25
Ask Kandil if he has any children,as young as the Gazan baby(seen as a 'terrorist'by Zionists)who died in his arms at the hospital leaving blood on his shirt as "legacy" of Israel's "peace" with the Arab world??? The WORLD KNOWS that ZIONIST-led Israel never did,doesn't,and never WILL,seek mutual peace with non-Jews in Palestine.Israel's ONLY goal is to wipe Palestine off the map!Always HAS been! Zionism SHAMES all global Jewry and Christians!!!!!
Name Country
Comment
Characters
Note: Comments will be reviewed for appropriate content. Click here for more details.

Share/Bookmark

PLO: 800,000 Palestinians detained since 1967 occupation
Israeli forces raid Lebanese border area, detain 5
Israel continues search for Hebron shooter

Close Next Previous
All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014