[A-List] Russia To Rush Humanitarian Supplies To Gaza
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Thu Jan 1 12:58:31 MST 2009
"Soon"? Why not now? If anyone can safely break the Israeli siege of
Gaza, that's Russians. -- Yoshie
On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Tony B. <tal1 at cogeco.ca> wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: Rick Rozoff
> To: stopnato at yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 10:42 AM
> Subject: [stopnato] Russia To Rush Humanitarian Supplies To Gaza
> January 1, 2008
> Russia to send humanitarian supplies to Gaza Strip
> soon - Lavrov
> MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke
> in favour of rallying the Palestinian forces, the
> Russian Foreign Ministry said after a telephone
> conversation between the Russian foreign minister and
> head of the Political Bureau of the Islamic movement
> Hamas Khaled Mashaal on Wednesday. The sides discussed
> in detail a sharply deteriorating situation in the
> Gaza Strip after Israel had launched a large-scale
> military operation.
> "Sergei Lavrov stressed the need for an immediate
> mutual ceasefire and expressed profound concerns over
> a dramatic humanitarian situation emerging in the Gaza
> Strip. Lavrov informed Mashaal about Russia's plans to
> send humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip soon,"
> the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
> "In reply to an address of the Russian minister
> Mashaal stated about his readiness to stop the armed
> confrontation, but along with lifting the blockade
> from the Gaza Strip. The Hamas leader outlined the
> movement's position on resuming the dialogue within
> inter-Palestinian reconciliation efforts," the Russian
> Foreign Ministry said.
> He also thanked Russia for additional humanitarian
> supplies and pledged to give the possible assistance
> in the evacuation of citizens from Russia and CIS
> states from the Gaza Strip, noting, "the conditions of
> the Gaza Strip blockade and the Israeli armed attack
> complicate the situation."
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