اجعلنا صفحة البداية RSS خدمة Add to favorite Facebook Twitter

Advanced

85 bodies recovered from Gaza rubble since ceasefire began
Egypt not taking Gaza humanitarian crisis 'seriously'
Published Thursday 09/01/2014 (updated) 10/01/2014 16:08
Font- Font+
(MaanImages/file)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Egyptian authorities are not taking the humanitarian crisis in Gaza seriously, a Gaza official said Thursday, as ongoing closures of the Rafah crossing prevent people from leaving the coastal territory.

"Egypt should stick to its nationalistic and humanitarian responsibility toward the population of the Gaza Strip. We hereby send a message to all the free people of the world and to the Egyptian authorities on behalf of the besieged children, women and elderly people of Gaza," Undersecretary of Gaza's Ministry of Interior Kamil Abu Madi said.

Egypt reopened the Rafah crossing on Wednesday for two days, which is insufficient time for Palestinians who need to travel urgently for medical treatment or for foreign passport holders, he added.

If the Rafah crossing faces ongoing closures the humanitarian situation in Gaza will get worse and residents will face more restrictions, Abu Madi said.

After former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was ousted in July by the military, Egypt has repeatedly closed the Rafah border crossing and destroyed hundreds of tunnels that Gazans had used for years to bring in fuel, building materials, and other goods.

The Rafah crossing has been the principal connection between Gaza's 1.7 million residents and the outside world since the imposition of an economic blockade by Israel beginning in 2007. The blockade has severely limited the imports and exports of the Gaza Strip and has led to frequent humanitarian crises and hardship for Gaza residents.
Print
1 ) Shanty / CH
09/01/2014 15:56
more atrocities, no doubt, THE BRUTAL REGIME IS BACK !

2 ) @ Shanty-1 / USA
09/01/2014 18:13
-a- The only "atrocities" are those of "THE BRUTAL HAMAS REGIME", and
-b- Hamas is "not taking Gaza humanitarian crisis seriously", and
** GAZA IS more HAMAS' RESPONSIBILITY, than Egypt's !!

3 ) Outlier / USA
09/01/2014 18:26
Egypt's military leaders know that helping Gaza helps Hamas, which continues to support jihadists in Sinai. Rather than cause themselves more problems, they will keep the borders closed and wait for Hamas to end that jihadist support.

4 ) jack / belize
10/01/2014 20:09
I think its a good time for a staging area the un needs for all materials inspected by un and any party in Israel or Egypt and transferred directly to projects. this after the big flooding.
Name Country
Comment
Characters
Note: Comments will be reviewed for appropriate content. Click here for more details.

Share/Bookmark

Palestinian minister goes to ICC over Israel offensive
2 killed as tens of thousands protest Israeli assault across West Bank
Islamic Jihad media coordinator killed along with his 3 children

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