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An international campaign was launched in the Gaza Strip today, Saturday, to break the siege on Gaza, in parallel with a number of Arab and European countries. To put pressure on the Israeli occupation by lifting the siege and opening sea ports with the world.
This came during a press conference launched by the campaign from the Gaza port, with the participation of representatives of the factions and national forces and representatives of a number of civil society organizations, carrying banners calling for the lifting of the siege on Gaza.
The head of the government information office in the Gaza Strip, Salama Marouf, said: “Today we stand inside the Gaza port as part of the activities of the international campaign to break the siege on Gaza, where the occupation prevents fishermen from going out and fishing freely, confiscates their boats, and the occupation arrests the fishermen.”
He indicated that the siege caused the loss of approximately 43% of medicines within the Ministry of Health and more than 25% of medical consumables, at a time when the occupation prevents the entry of dozens of medical and diagnostic devices that could help in developing the citizens’ health system.
He pointed out that the occupation caused the destruction of more than 2,500 facilities and factories as a result of the repeated Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, and prevents the entry of raw materials, which exacerbates the suffering of our people in Gaza. He explained that the occupation prevents more than 1,200 materials from entering the Gaza Strip under false pretexts.
For his part, President of the Union of Cultural Centers, Yousry Darwish, stressed the importance of supporting the campaign to open Gaza’s ports and completely lift the siege on the Gaza Strip.
He explained that this event expresses a real message to say, “Open Gaza’s ports,” and comes as part of an international campaign taking place in 25 gatherings of Arab and European countries.
He stressed that lifting the siege on Gaza is the responsibility of the world and the United Nations, saying: “It must not accept the continuation of this situation. We demand an end to the double standard in international standards and to deal with the occupation that targets the Palestinian presence.”