Palestinians stranded at Cairo airport on hunger strike

[ 08/02/2011 – 07:18 PM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian passengers stranded at Cairo international airport went on hunger strike last Sunday after the failure of the Palestinian authority ambassador to resolve their issue and help them to return to their homes in the Gaza Strip.

The Egyptian authorities at the airport detained 35 Palestinians from Gaza inside a room and refused to let them leave for Gaza because of the unrest in Egypt, without any serious intervention from the Palestinian embassy in Cairo.

Spokesman for the passengers Omar Siyam said the Palestinians at the airport started last Sunday an open hunger strike after the Palestinian embassy neglected their issue while all embassies in Cairo worked hard and evacuated all their nationals from the airport.

Siyam noted that two Palestinians there are in critical health condition and one of them was transferred to hospital after the deterioration of his health.

Palestinians stranded at Cairo airport on hunger strike.

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