Egyptian authorities block entry of international delegation of Investors to Gaza


[ PIC 07/05/2012 – 11:09 AM ]

CAIRO, (PIC)– The Egyptian authorities blocked on Sunday the entry of a 124-member delegation of international investors into Gaza Strip via the Rafah crossing despite obtaining prior approval.

The Cairo-based Palestinian affairs center said in a statement that the Egyptian security authorities at Rafah border point claimed that the delegation, from 16 countries, did not obtain prior coordination necessary for its entry.

The center said that the authorities at the crossing summoned additional forces and threatened to return the participants by force. It held the Egyptian authorities responsible for any harm done to members of the delegation.

The delegates were going to attend the first conference for investment in Palestine that is held in unison between the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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