Interior ministry slams some Egyptian positions against Rafah tunnels

Note from occpal: Already in 2009 Egypt was flooding Gaza’s tunnels and plans to go on with it as part of the steel fence measurements which can cause a severe and permanent devastation of the Gazan as well as Egyptian environment | More and video here

[ PIC 26/02/2013 – 01:02 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian ministry of interior in Gaza expressed its dismay at some Egyptian officials for declaring their country’s intention to continue its security campaign against the tunnels in the Rafah border area.

In a press release on Monday, the interior ministry demanded the Egyptian authorities to consider the humanitarian situation in Gaza resulting from Israel’s blockade and open the Rafah crossing fully instead of destroying the tunnels.

“The interior ministry is following up with great concern the remarks made by some Egyptian officials about what is going on in the area of tunnels on the Gaza Strip borders and reiterating their statements about the closure of the tunnels forever,” it underscored.

It added that on the ground, the Egyptian military forces keep destroying the tunnels without any consideration for the blockade imposed on Gaza for more than six years and Israel’s control of the access of vital needs.

The ministry affirmed that the tunnels are under its full control and used only for humanitarian purposes and to sustain the steadfastness of the Palestinian people in the face of the Israeli occupation.

“The dependence on these tunnels is exceptional and emergency situation to face the blockade imposed on the Palestinian people, and if there is another alternative and the crossings are opened fully, we will not need the tunnels, which are like the main lifeline at the present time,” it said.

The interior ministry also highlighted that Egypt’s national security is part of the Palestinian security and a red line for the government in Gaza.

It hailed Egypt’s new leadership for its support for the Palestinian cause, expressing hope that the post-revolution Egypt would always stand by the Palestinians in times of need.

In a related context, member of Hamas’s political bureau Khalil Al-Hayya reiterated that his Movement does not interfere in in Egypt’s internal affairs and is keen on its security and stability.

During his meeting on Monday with an Egyptian delegation, Hayya stressed that Egypt’s security and stability are strength for Gaza and the Palestinian people.

He said that Israel still imposes a tight blockade on Gaza despite the truce agreement, so the tunnels also remain important to face that siege.

“What is needed today is to work on providing every moral, material, political and media support for Gaza to stop the ferocious attack on it and allay the fears that possess a few people in the Egyptian society,” the Hamas official stated.

Related in Media

  • Febr 13, 2013 | Egypt floods tunnels on border with Gaza to stop illegal arms trade – RT
  • Febr 13, 2013 | Egypt floods Gaza tunnels cutting vital lifeline – RTE News
  • Febr 13, 2013 | Egypt floods Gaza lifeline tunnels- Al Akhbar English
  • Febr 13, 2013 | Egypt floods Gaza tunnels to cut Palestinian lifeline – Reuters
  • Febr 18, 2013 | Egyptian flooding washes away Gaza tunnel business – Maan
  • Febr 18, 2013 | Destroying Gaza tunnels seen as a punitive, not security measure – Egypt Independent

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Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar


* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.

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