Gaza, 18 Safar 1437/29 November 2015 (MINA) – The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) has appealed to the Egyptian authorities to stop flooding the Palestinian border areas in Rafah with seawater and to permanently open the Rafah border crossing.
Senior DFLP official Ziyad Ghargon stated on Thursday that the pumping of seawater into the Palestinian side of Rafah causes widespread damage to the aquifer, soil and homes in Gaza, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Ghargon highlighted the Palestinians’ keenness on Egypt’s security and stability, calling on the Egyptian leadership to turn the shared Rafah border into a zone of cooperation between the two peoples
The DFLP official pointed out to Egypt’s closure of the Rafah border crossing for more than 95 consecutive days, urging the Egyptian authorities to open the crossing to Palestinian passengers permanently.(T/P008/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)