From Times of Israel:
The Trump administration will convene a conference at the White House on Tuesday aimed at solving the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, with Jared Kushner and National Security Council staff outlining their plan for alleviating suffering in the coastal enclave.
“Solving the situation in Gaza is vital for humanitarian reasons, important for the security of Egypt and Israel and is a necessary step toward reaching a comprehensive peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians, including Palestinians in both Gaza and the West Bank,” US President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt said in a statement Monday.
While the gathering will be dedicated to deteriorating conditions in Gaza, no Palestinian representatives plan to show, a PLO Executive Committee member told Voice of Palestine radio last week.
“The United States knows very well that the cause of the tragedy of the Gaza Strip is the unjust Israeli siege, and what is needed is political treatment of this issue,” said Ahmad Majdalani.
That statement is especially comical.
We have already documented that the Palestinian Authority has been blocking medicines, fuel and electricity to Gaza – sometimes over the objections of Israel.
Now Al Monitor has a story that shows that Israel is allowing Egypt to deliver food to Gaza against the wishes of the Palestinian Authority!
The Egyptian authorities brought in vegetables, fruits and other goods into the Gaza Strip on Feb. 23 through the Saladin gate crossing, in the southern part of Rafah city, instead of using the standard Rafah border crossing as they normally do.
London-based Al-Hayat reported Feb. 23 that Egypt and Hamas had reached new understandings to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza by bringing in goods, vegetables and fuel with Israel’s approval and following coordination with Hamas, even if such understandings were to anger Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Abbas refused to lift the sanctions imposed on Gaza and did not take measures to ease the situation.
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