Gaza, 17 Jumadil Awwal 1436/8 March 2015 (MINA) – A number of Palestinian women hold a sit-in on Thursday in Gaza seaport demanding to implement a safe waterway to break the Gaza Strip blockade.
A spokeswoman for the committee against the siege said “It’s time to be free from the restrictions of Israeli occupation”, noting that they look at the sea with a lot of pain since the Israeli occupation banned them from their legitimate right to have a waterway, Alray quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
She added that the international community is partner with each crime committed by “Israel” against the Palestinian people because of their silence regarding all crime, especially in the recent aggression against the Gaza Strip.
Israel has subjected the Gaza Strip to a policy of closure since 1991. However, the current, most extreme form, ofclosure has been applied continuously since 2007.Apart from depriving the 1.8 million inhabitants of Gaza of basic goods and crippling the economy by preventingtrade with the outside world, the closure regime has prolonged the suffering caused by the Israeli attacks on Gazain December 2008 and January 2009.
It has been prohibited to bring reconstruction materials, including urgentlyneeded materials for the water and sanitation sector, into Gaza, leading to ongoing homelessness and animpending crisis with regard to sewage and clean drinking water.
Israeli patrol boats regularly cruise off Gaza’s coastline and routinely fire on Palestinian fishing vessels that go more than 6 nautical miles from shore.
Gazan air space is controlled by radar. Unmanned aerial surveillance drones regularly patrol, there are regular over flights by Israeli fighter jets and a surveillance balloon is tethered near the Erez crossing. (T/P011/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)