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News, August 2008
Al-Khudari Calls for Breaking Israeli-Egyptian Siege of Gaza During Ramadan, Egyptian judges, MPs, Parties, Answer the Call
Egyptian judges, MPs intend to break the Gaza siege
[ 01/09/2008 - 11:19 AM ]
A delegation of the Egyptian judges club, parties, and popular organizations are planning to head to the Gaza Strip via the closed Rafah terminal on 10/9 to break the Israeli-Egyptian siege imposed on the Strip, judicial and parliamentary sources disclosed on Sunday.
Mahmoud Al-Khudairi, the chairman of the Alexandria club for judges, told Quds Press that the delegation would include 14 judges along with representatives of all syndicates, unions, and political parties.
He said that the delegation would leave from the relief committee at the Cairo doctors syndicate on 10/9 heading to Gaza and would carry whatever they could collect of foodstuff and medicine. He said that Egyptian MPs would join the convoy.
Dr. Hamdi Hassan, member of the Muslim Brotherhood parliamentary bloc, urged all legal and relief organizations along with the Egyptian masses to join the delegation to break the siege.
He said, "I will go alone in my car and carry whatever it could take of food supplies and medicine, anyone is welcome to coordinate with me or with others".
Khudari calls for breaking the Israeli-Egyptian siege of Gaza during Ramadan
[ 31/08/2008 - 04:30 PM ]
MP Jamal Al-Khudari, the head of the popular anti siege committee, on Sunday called on the Arab and Islamic countries to break the Israeli-Egyptian siege of Gaza on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.
In a press release, Khudari urged the Arab and Islamic countries to support the besieged Gaza people and enable them to live a free and dignified life.
Events over the past few days such as the symbolic break of the siege through the sea voyage launched by foreign activists, opening the Rafah border terminal for two days and the start of dialog in Cairo gave hope for Palestinians on the approaching end to that siege, the MP elaborated.
He underlined that the Gaza Strip is experiencing very difficult humanitarian, social and economic conditions as a result of the siege on its population of more than one and a half million people.
The MP said that the health and industrial sectors are in shambles due to shortage of medicine, lack of medical equipment and the closure of 3,900 factories and workshops, which led to laying off thousands of workers due to the lack of raw material and inadequate fuel supplies.
Khudari pointed out that the Strip was still suffering fuel shortage and power blackouts, which increased the problem of water pollution.
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