06/13/2010

Blockade of Gaza: Ligue arabe


A Gaza, le secrétaire général de la Ligue arabe demande la fin du blocus

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Le secrétaire général de la Ligue arabe, Amr Moussa, a réclamé dimanche la levée du blocus imposé par Israël à la bande de Gaza et appelé à la réconciliation interpalestinienne, lors d'une visite inédite dans l'enclave palestinienne.

"Ce blocus doit être brisé. La position de la Ligue arabe est claire", a assuré M. Moussa après avoir traversé à Rafah la frontière entre l'Egypte et la bande de Gaza. "Non seulement les Arabes mais le monde entier doit soutenir le peuple palestinien contre le blocus de Gaza et face à ce qui se passe dans les territoires occupés, en particulier à Jérusalem-Est", a ajouté le secrétaire général de la Ligue arabe.

http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2010/06/13/le-secretaire-general-de-la-ligue-arabe-visite-la-bande-de-gaza_1372048_3218.html

Photo: Amr Moussa, le secrétaire général de la Ligue arabe s'est rendu pour la première fois à Gaza le 13 juin, où il a appelé à la levée du blocus et à la réconciliation entre Fatah et Hamas.

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risk of war Gaza flotilla raid has increased risk of war, Syrian president says
Bashar al-Assad says Israeli commando attack on aid flotilla bound for Gaza has destroyed chance of peace in the near future

The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, today said Israel's raid on an aid flotilla bound for Gaza had wrecked the chances of a peaceful settlement in the region and increased the risks of war.

The Israeli commando attack on the flotilla, in which nine pro-Palestinian Turkish activists were killed, had "destroyed any chance for peace in the near future", Assad told the BBC in a television interview .

He said this was the case "mainly because it proved that this government is another pyromaniac government, and you cannot achieve peace with such [a] government".

Israel, under mounting international pressure, has formed a panel – including two foreign observers – to investigate its 31 May interception of the six-ship convoy, which had been heading to the Gaza Strip.

It also announced today that the land blockade of Gaza would be eased to expand the number of products allowed into the territory. Human rights groups have said the move does not go far enough.

Assad said that, even before the raid, he had not viewed the Israeli government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as a "partner for peace" in the region.

"No, we definitely don't have a partner – we know this," he said. "With this government, it's something different from any previous Israeli government."

Asked whether the attack on the aid convoy had increased the risk of war in the region, he said: "Definitely, definitely.

"But realistically you had this danger before the raid because we had ... other evidence about the intentions of this government, about the intentions toward the peace, about the intentions toward the Palestinians, the intentions to kill Palestinians.

"This is enough to talk about the danger of war in the region."

Assad denied he was sending weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon, despite concerns amid some western powers that he is.

guardian.co.uk
Thursday 17 June 2010

Posted by: ANP | 06/17/2010

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