• May 24, 2008

Mishaal: Palestinians determined to break the siege

Mishaal: Palestinians determined to break the siege

Khaled Mishaal, the chairman of the Hamas Movement”s political bureau, stressed on Saturday that the Palestinian people would unilaterally break the siege if the world community and the concerned parties failed to do so.

Mishaal, speaking in Tehran during a joint press conference with the Iranian foreign minister, said, “We are determined to open the Gaza Strip crossings especially the Rafah terminal”.

The Hamas leader pointed out that many patients in the Strip had died as a result of lack of proper medical treatment due to the siege. He affirmed, however, that the “starvation policy” would not subdue the Palestinian people.

He also underlined that Syria, while trying to restore its lands through negotiations (with Israel), would not surrender Palestinian rights