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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

8 US Representatives in Gaza Monday for 'low profile' visit

Eight US members of Congress were in Gaza Monday for a 'low profile' visit. It's 'low profile' enough that I have not been able to find their identities online. They crossed into Gaza through the Erez crossing point in Israel.
After crossing from Israel into Gaza, the eight legislators headed for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)'s headquarters in the city and started a meeting with John Ging, the UNRWA operations director, the sources said.

UNRWA officials refused to comment on the visit.

According to the sources, the delegation will not meet with any member from Hamas' administration which has been controlling the Gaza Strip since 2007.

Sharhabeel al-Zaeem, a U.S.-educated lawyer in Gaza, told Xinhua that the congressmen will meet a group of nonpartisan people, including him, later Monday in the Gaza city.

According to al-Zaeem, the senators will visit areas Israel destroyed during its January ground incursion in Gaza and will inspect the living circumstances of people who were affected in the latest military operation.
They don't need to meet Hamas - UNRWA whines just as well.

Somehow I doubt the Representatives saw Lauren Booth's favorite Gaza supermarket (pictured).


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