Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf: breaking the siege on Gaza is an Islamic duty

Occupied Palestine 

CAIRO/RAFAH, (PIC)– The Undersecretary of the Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf, Dr. Jamal Abdul Sattar, said that the breaking of the siege on the Gaza strip is an Islamic duty.
“Islam does not accept in any way that we live in luxury while our brothers are suffering disease, siege and hunger,” he said.
Abdul Sattar said, in a statement concerning the Egyptian convoy that visited the Gaza Strip recently, that the convoy was warmly welcomed by the people of Gaza, where the convoy’s members had met with all Palestinian factions and the Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.
Abdul Sattar said that the Egyptian security is related to the Gazan security, “Islam does not even accept to sleep full when our neighbors are hungry,” he stated.
Meanwhile, a delegation of Egyptian intellectuals has visited, on Monday evening, the Gaza Strip, to break the siege on the Gazan people and to revitalize the cultural movement.
Sources told PIC reporter that the delegation includes the novelist Nabil Farouk, and the columnist Omar Taher, and Egyptian revolution poet Abdul-Rahman Youssef.
The visit will last for four days, during which the delegation will meet Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, and hold meetings with Palestinian writers, and organize a series of seminars and meetings, including a poetry recital given by the poet Abdel Rahman Youssef.