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June 9, 2010

Hamas turns down red cross visit as a condition to end blockade

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jesusland @ 00:01

The Arabs hate the Jews more than they love their own people.

The Egyptian authorities over the weekend turned down a request by Arab physicians to bring aid into the Gaza Strip.  Hamas, meanwhile, announced that it won’t allow the International Committee of the Red Cross to visit kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit as a condition for the lifting of the blockade on the Gaza Strip.

Khalil al-Hayyah, a senior Hamas official in the Gaza Strip, said the proposal was designed to “distract attention for the crime that was perpetrated against the flotilla aid ships last week.”  He said that the blockade on the Gaza Strip had been in effect before the abduction of Schalit and added that the captors of the soldier have no confidence in any party, including the Red Cross.

The Egyptian refusal came despite Egypt’s decision to reopen the Rafah border crossing in the aftermath of the aid convoy incident last week.  On Monday, a large group of Egyptian parliamentarians plans to “break” the ban of aid by bringing humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip through the border crossing, sources close to Hamas announced.

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said he was optimistic that the blockade was nearing its end. He also predicted that the “Zionist project on our lands” was approaching its final stages.  “May 31 was and will be a turning point,” he said, referring to the day of the confrontation at sea between the Israel Navy and the flotilla activists. “It marks the beginning of the delegitimization of the Zionist project in our country.”



1 Comment »

  1. Duh! That’s why Egypt has a wall between it and Gaza, instead of Gaza being part of Egypt. That’s why Bedouins run the “Palestinian” country of Jordan. That’s why Syria is still a family business.
    It does not explain the peculiar animus Iran has for Lebanon. Grasp this, and you have the heart of the matter since 1979.

    Comment by Thorvald — June 9, 2010 @ 06:18

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