Hamas seethes over crossing closure
Hamas is seething over the closure of Israel's crossing points into Gaza in response to rocket fire by the terror organization on Friday. The crossings are closed indefinitely
(except for humanitarian emergencies).
Senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouq early Sunday condemned an
Israeli decision to close crossings into Gaza, calling it "collective
"The justifications given by the (Israeli) occupation to shut down crossings are unacceptable," Abu Marzouq said in a statement.
He also criticized the Palestinian Authority for what he called a failure to arrange the entry of goods into Gaza.
does the PA come in regarding this Israeli closure? And where does it
come in regarding its responsibilities, especially after PA employees
have resumed work at Gaza crossings?"
He said Israel's decision to close the crossings violated international laws and conventions.
of closing the crossings, he said Israel should establish more
crossings in order to allow for greater freedom of movement for people
and goods in and out of Gaza.
Israeli authorities on Saturday
announced that the Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings would be closed until
further notice, following reports that a projectile fired from Gaza
landed in Israel overnight Friday without causing damage or injuries.
They said exceptions would be made for humanitarian emergencies.
Funny how one doesn't hear the 'Palestinian Authority' protesting too much, isn't it?
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