Palestinian Youth Delegation Leaves Blockaded Gaza on Way to Egypt

Photo: PIC

Gaza, 4 Jumadil Akhir 1438/3 March 2017 (MINA) – A youth delegation left the blockaded Gaza Strip on Friday morning via the Rafah border-crossing, on way to Egypt.

The Gaza delegation headed to Ain Soukhna resort, in the Suez Governorate, lying on the western shore of the Red Sea’s Gulf of Suez, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

Akef al-Masri, accompanying the delegation, said the visit comes under the invitation of the Middle East Studies Center in an attempt to prop up the fraternity bonds and mutual cooperation between the Palestinians and the Egyptians.

“The delegation’s visit comes as an implementation of the recommendations of a conference held in Ain Soukhna sometime earlier,” added Akif.

He further stressed the de-politicized nature of the delegation, saying it represents the entire Gazan community and will speak up for the entire Palestinian people.

The Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah border crossing exceptionally on Friday to allow the youth delegation, comprising some 172 participants, access to Egypt.(T/R04/RS05)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)