AL chief meets Palestinian diplomat over planned visit to Gaza

09:33, June 13, 2010      

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Arab League (AL) chief Amr Moussa discussed with a senior Palestinian diplomat on Saturday about preparations for his upcoming visit to Gaza Strip.

The AL secretary general and Barakat Al-Farra, the Palestinian ambassador to Egypt and permanent delegate to the Arab League, held talks in Cairo about the agenda of the visit, Egypt's Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported.

A four-member delegation led by Ambassador Hisham Younis, director of Moussa's office, crossed into Gaza Strip on Saturday to check preparations for the visit slated for Sunday.

A security official in the deposed Hamas government told Xinhua Saturday that the delegation checked the security details in the Rafah terminal and the roads Moussa's convoy would use.

Moussa decided to visit the Strip following Israel's attack on the Freedom Flotilla aid convoy on May 31, which left nine activists dead.

On Saturday, Moussa also met with an official of Fatah's central committee Jibril al-Rajoub at the AL headquarters in Cairo, MENA said in a separate report.

The Fatah official said that Fatah welcomed the AL chief's trip to the coastal enclave and all efforts exerted to lift the siege on the Gaza Strip, the reported said.

Rajoub hoped such a visit would be a start toward breaking the blockade and ending the suffering of the Palestinians.

Some 6,600 Palestinians have crossed the Rafah land crossing between Egypt and Gaza since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ordered the opening of the crossing indefinitely on June 1.

Israel and Egypt sealed off their borders with Gaza in June 2007 when Islamic Hamas movement took over Gaza from security forces loyal to the Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Egypt opens the Rafah crossing with Gaza occasionally for humanitarian cases.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张洪宇)

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