Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

Gaza, 7 Jumadil Awwal 1436/26 February 2015 (MINA) – The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) called on the Palestinian factions to hold an emergency meeting to address the worsening economic and living conditions in the blockaded Gaza Strip.

The meeting aims at coming up with resolutions to the current crises threatening the social security and peace in Gaza, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting, Thrusday (26/2).

The PFLP stressed, in a statement on Wednesday, the need for unifying Gaza relief channels and maintaining its neutrality to guarantee its delivery to the affected people in last summer’s Israeli aggression on Gaza.

The leftist faction urged the Palestinian factions to call for cutting down university fees for one year due to the current bad economic conditions in the besieged Strip. It also called for enhancing the social fund to cover more students.

The PFLP also called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its president Mahmoud Abbas to allow the delivery of money allocated for Gaza relief to the services and economic sectors in order to alleviate some of Gaza’s problems and to avoid more tragedies.

The Palestinian leftist faction also called on the PA Ministry of Social Affairs to pay the poor people allocations on a monthly basis, and asked the ministry to prioritize the issue of those allocations since they constitute the main income source for more than 50% of Gaza’s population.

The PFLP demanded the formation of popular committees to enhance the public awareness of the danger of committing crimes and to chase criminal gangs in cooperation with the police in the Strip.

It also called on the Palestinian factions to form joint operation rooms to follow up the Israeli siege on Gaza in addition to Gaza reconstruction, power cut off and reconciliation files, stressing the need for unity among Palestinian factions in terms of the confrontation of the Israeli occupation and political decision making.

“The Palestinian unity government as well as the UNRWA and NGOs should allocate special budget to fund the Palestinian youth sector and the unemployed graduates within small projects programs”, said PFLP.

The PFLP affirmed that its statement constitutes an urgent patriotic call to save the Palestinian people in the blockaded enclave from marginalization, negligence, corruption, and internal division.(T/P008/R03)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)