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El Khoudary invites Kouchner to visit Gaza via Rafah border

February 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

The President of the Popular Committee Against Siege (PCAS), MP Jamal El Khoudary, invited the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bernard Kouchner, to visit the besieged Gaza Strip via the Rafah Crossing. El Khoudary’s invitation came after the Israeli occupation authorities refused to grant Kouchner a permission to enter Gaza through Beit Hanoun crossing in northern Gaza Strip, which forced him to cancel his pre-scheduled tour to the region.

El Khoudary reported in a statement written on Oct. 22, that “this visit is necessary in terms of informing Kouchner about the current situation in Gaza that resulted from the worsening and aggravated blockade and the war’s disastrous consequences starting from destruction, devastation to displacement of thousands of safe families.”

The MP pointed out that dozens of Arab and international officials overcame the Israeli obstacles by visiting Gaza Strip through the Rafah Crossing where they watched the suffering of the million and a half Palestinians under siege, their tragedy and their needs.

El Khoudary also insisted that the Israeli Occupation opposes such visits of international officials out of its fear of exposing the Gaza catastrophe and the war crimes committed by the Occupation.

Source: Quds Press