PLO Executive Committee Member Calls for Recognizing Gaza as ‘Humanitarian Disaster Area’

Saeb Erekat

JERICHO, August 14, 2014 – (WAFA) – PLO Executive Committee Member Saeb Erekat called on Thursday the international community to recognize Gaza as a humanitarian disaster area.

Erekat emphasized the need to set up humanitarian ground, air and sea bridges to deliver emergency relief aid, including electric generators, drinking water, prefabricated houses, food and fuel, to Gaza population in the same manner the international community dealt with earthquake-stricken Haiti and Tsunami-stricken Southeast Asia region.

He also emphasized that the international community should oblige Israel to lift all forms of the blockade imposed on the impoverished Gaza Strip and not to exploit food, water and fuel delivered to Gaza population as a means of extortion and tightening of the noose around its citizens.

Erekat made his remarks during a meeting with El Salvador Parliament Speaker Sigfrido Reyes together with his accompanying delegation in Jericho.

 

Source: WAFA