Int’l campaign against Gaza siege demands Egypt to end restrictions on Gaza

images_News_2013_09_22_Gaza-siege_300_0The international campaign against the siege on Gaza, a founding member of the Freedom Flotilla coalition, called on the de facto Egyptian regime to stop its inhuman restrictions and unjustified measures against Gaza and its people.

“The Egyptian authorities closed the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip in the face of Palestinian passengers more than once and demolished most of the tunnels which the Palestinians in Gaza depend on to get their vital and basic needs,” the international campaign stated in a report on the Egyptian complicity in Gaza siege.

The committee demanded the Egyptian authorities to immediately open the Rafah crossing before movement of vital supplies and passengers.

It also called on all pro-Palestinian human rights groups and activists around the world to necessarily utilize their available means to pressure Egypt’s embassies and consulates to end all inhuman measures against Gaza, and to sign an international petition demanding Egypt to open Rafah crossing on a permanent basis.

For his part, spokesman for the international campaign Zaher Berawi expressed his belief that the Egyptian measures that started about two months ago against Gaza are part of political coordination between the de facto Egyptian regime and its counterpart at the Palestinian authority in order to create a counterrevolution in Gaza similar to the Egyptian one that was backed by the US and Israel, and funded by Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

“Therefore, tightening the blockade on Gaza people is aimed at inciting them to revolt against the authority of the Hamas Movement which governs the Strip through creating the sense that the stay of Hamas in power in Gaza means hunger , siege, and death,” spokesman Berawi added.

“There are indications that the Palestinian authority cooperated with the de facto authority in Egypt to execute this scheme, which poses a great danger to the lives of all population and is considered a politically-motivated mass punishment, the spokesman asserted further.

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