Rally in solidarity with 4 Palestinians kidnapped in Sinai
Dozens of Palestinians have participated Tuesday in a protest vigil, organized by Hamas movement in Rafah to the south of Gaza Strip, demanding the release of four Palestinians who were kidnapped last month in the Egyptian area of Rafah.
The participants held banners, during the vigil, condemning the incident and calling on the Egyptian authorities to act urgently for their release.
In his speech during the event, the leader in Hamas Movement Issa al-Nashar held the Egyptian authorities fully responsible for the abduction of the four Palestinian youths as “they were kidnapped in Egyptian territories while being in the deportation bus under the protection of Egyptian security forces.”
“We will make all possible efforts till their safe return to their families”, he said.
In their turn, families of the four kidnapped passengers called on PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the Red Cross, and all the free world to intervene immediately for the release of their sons.
On August 19, four Palestinian passengers were kidnapped as they were en route from Rafah border crossing to Cairo airport aboard an Egyptian deportation bus.
Spokesman for the interior ministry Iyad al-Bazem affirmed shortly after the incident that gunmen intercepted the deportation bus in the Egyptian area of Rafah and took the Palestinians to an unknown destination.