Gaza, 26 Rabu’ul Awwal 1437/6 January 2016 – Hamas Movement said Tuesday evening that a committee has been formed to follow-up on the proposals and initiatives related to the opening of Rafah border crossing linking between Egypt and Gaza Strip.
The group’s spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said his Movement started to make several contacts in order to ameliorate the humanitarian suffering of the population in Gaza and achieve the national unity and partnership, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting on Wednesday (6/1).
“We will work along with all national parties to discuss the Rafah crossing crisis with our Egyptian brothers”, he added.
Palestinian factions have earlier submitted a proposal to the Palestinian premier Rami Hamdullah and Hamas Movement to solve the Rafah crossing crisis.
In the same context, Second Deputy Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council Hassan Khreisheh said that the initiative tabled by Palestinian factions to broker a proposal for the reopening of the Rafah crossing with Egypt was “only a material for media consumption”.
The proposal only targeted concealing the political differences within the Palestinian Authority especially over the ongoing Intifada, he added.
The Palestinian Authority, he continued, is unable to solve Rafah crossing crisis as its closure decision was made by an Israeli, US, and Egyptian decision.
Khreisheh pointed out that the ongoing efforts mainly aim at removing Hamas Movement from the political scene.(T/P008/R07)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)