Monday, March 08, 2010

Gaza marks 1000th day of Israeli siege

uruknet.info, March 7, 2010

Ma’an News

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Gaza – Ma’an – Protests against the crippling siege imposed on the Gaza Strip should spread across the world, said Palestinian lawmaker Jamalh Al-Khudari on Sunday, as the blockade enters its 1000th day.

“The siege harmed the people, as well as the environment, health, the economy and social life. It constitutes a serious attempt to suffocate the people and break their will,” Al-Khudari told reporters during a news conference.

He announced that 500 Gaza residents have died as a result of the siege, most of whom were patients who could not recieve appropriate medical treatment.

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