Gaza City, 9 Sha’ban 1435/7 June 2014 (MINA) -Yehia Rabah, a member of the PLO Revolutionary Council, said that the Unity Government will contact the Egyptian government to open the Rafah border crossing.
The Unity Government will address the international community to urge it practice pressure on the Israeli occupation to lift the Israeli siege on Gaza.
Rabah confirmed that the end of the intra-Palestinian division will strengthen the Palestinian government, AlReslah quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
“President Abbas threatened that he will head to the UN, in case Israel does not release the forth patch of the Palestinian prisoners,” Rabah said.
Rabah saluted the recently-formed Palestinian government, which faces the Israeli siege on Gaza with simple means.
Meanwhile, Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Rami al-Hamadallah, said that the National Unity Government will work on rebuilding the Gaza Strip and breaking the Israeli siege, which has been imposed on Gaza for 7 consecutive years.
Rebuilding what the Israelis destroyed in 2008 and 2012 is at the top list of the Unity Government.
He confirmed that the Ministry of Detainees and Ex-detainees will remain and will never be cancelled. Al-Hamadallah stressed that Israel holds responsible for the lives of the Palestinian detainees, who have been engaged in a hunger strike for 41.
The Unity Government welcomes the international initiatives, which aim to find a two-state solution. The PM emphasized that the government is committed to all international agreements, signed with the PLO.
Abbas, Al-Hamdallah to Visit Gaza
Secretary of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council said that both PA Chief Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister of the national consensus government, Rami Al-Hamdallah will visit the Gaza Strip in the coming days.
Amin Maqbould told Alresalah.ps on Wednesday that the visit of Abbas and Al-Hamdallah to the Gaza strip was prepared, but the exact date of it has not yet officially announced.
Last Monday, Abbas swore in the Palestinian unity government at the PA headquarters in Ramallah after Hamas and Fatah resolved all contentious issues and agreed on giving the prisoners’ affairs portfolio to premier Rami Al-Hamdallah.
Abbas’s insistence on dissolving the ministry of prisoners would have torpedoed the inter-Palestinian reconciliation agreement, but the last few hours have seen a breakthrough regarding this issue.(T/P02/E01)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)