Demands to take Abbas to court over death of 13 babies in Gaza

Abbas to court

Gaza’s anti-siege committees called Sunday for bringing the Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to court over his direct responsibility in the death of 13 babies in the blockaded coastal enclave of Gaza.

Spokesman for the Gaza-based Palestinian Health Ministry, Ashraf al-Qudra, called for prosecuting those held responsible for the health crisis rocking the Gaza Strip over recent weeks.

Al-Qudra’s calls were launched during a rally staged by the committee to break the siege on Gaza near Beit Hanun (Erez) border crossing, north of Gaza Strip.

Head of the National Movement, Alaa al-Din al-Bata, called on the International Health Organization to take urgent action vis-à-vis Gaza’s patients.

Al-Bata further urged the Arab Parliament, held in Cairo, to rally round Gaza and work on unblocking the Rafah border-crossing without further delay.

“It is high time we stoop up against Abbas who wishes to destroy Gaza as his Israeli abettors do,” added al-Bata, warning of an imminent explosion in Gaza.

Speaking on behalf of the Youth Movement, Mohamed Haneyya, condemned Abbas’s recent measures and crackdowns, which he said dovetail Israeli schemes to tighten grip on Gaza, in reference to the inter-hospital transfer-bans slapped on hundreds of Gazan patients and humanitarian cases.

The anti-siege campaigners vowed to step up protest moves until the Israeli siege is lifted and the PA crackdowns are halted.

(Source / 02.07.2017)

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