Haniyeh says Israel hasn’t changed siege 15Jul10 July 16, 2010

Ma’an News Agency  -  15 July 2010

Israel’s decision to block a Libyan aid ship from docking in Gaza proves its siege is “an act of terror,” the Gaza-based Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Thursday.

The ship, confirmed to have docked in the Egyptian port of Al-Arish on Wednesday night, was unloading cargo Thursday following a deal reportedly struck between Israel and Egypt allowing the supplies to be transferred into Gaza over land.

“In front of the international community and on the high seas,” Haniyeh said Israel had shown that it was a terrorist state with no interest in ensuring the freedoms of the people of Gaza.

The Hamas leader said he and his colleagues were closely following the developments of the ship, and praised the Libyan decision to participate in the campaign. Haniyeh sent a particular thanks to the Ghadafi International Charity and Development Foundation for the group’s “insistence on breaking the siege.”

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