Hamas lauds anti-siege positions of Egypt’s new FM

[ 07/03/2011 – 07:43 PM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas has lauded positions held by newly named Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil al-Arabi.

Arabi, who was named during the forming of the care-taker government following the revolution, has demanded an end to the five year siege suffocating the tiny enclave of Gaza.

The group said it hopes those positions will be translated during his term in office.

”We praise the positions of the new Foreign Minister of Egypt Nabil al-Arabi on the issue of the Gaza siege and his rejection of this unjust policy, as well as his position that damage was caused by the Camp David Accords,” Hamas said in a recent statement.

”We hope these positions will be translated during his new post, and that they will be a new beginning in the Egyptian Foreign Ministry’s policy,” Hamas said.

Arabi had written an article for the Egyptian Al Shurooq newspaper on February 19 criticizing the country’s foreign policy during the term of his predecessor Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, and strongly condemning the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip.

”Egyptian foreign policy should not be characterized with major violations of fundamental principles in international law, such as the position Egypt has taken towards the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip,” the article reads.

Satisfaction and hope have prevailed the Gaza Strip after Egypt named its former ambassador to the UN Nabil al-Arabi the foreign minister after the government reshuffle following the Egyptian revolution.

Hamas lauds anti-siege positions of Egypt’s new FM.

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