Saturday, December 31, 2011

Arab League demands UN, quartet to end Gaza siege

QAIRO, (PIC)-- The Arab League called on the UN and the international quartet on the middle east to work on ending Israel's inhuman blockade on the Gaza Strip.

This came in a statement issued by the League on the third anniversary of Israel's wanton war on Gaza.

The statement emphasized the need to bring Israeli war criminals to international justice for the serious violations they have committed against the Palestinians.

The statement also highlighted that Gaza still suffers from the implications of the war which destroyed its infrastructure, claimed the lives of more than 1,400 Palestinians and caused injuries to about 4,000 others.

The League underlined that Israel is persistent in violating the international law by its refusal to end its blockade on Gaza people, which led to the deterioration of their health, living and educational conditions and obstructed reconstruction efforts.

It pointed out that despite three years after the war, there are still growing voices inside Israel, encouraged by the international passivity, calling for a new devastating war on Gaza.

In a related incident, protestors from Egypt and Arab countries participated on Friday in the march and ceremony that were organized in Cairo by Al-Azhar Mosque on the third anniversary of Gaza war.

The protestors chanted slogans attacking the Israeli occupation regime and its violations in the occupied territories, and demanding an end to Gaza blockade.

Arab League demands UN, quartet to end Gaza siege

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