Monday, July 13, 2009

Gaza: Hamas sends children to border crossing

Islamic Hamas movement Monday sent children participating in its summer camps to demonstrate in front of Rafah crossing point in southern Gaza Strip, calling on Egypt to open the border terminal.

Seven of the children were dressed in white as one of the cheerleaders spilled red paint on their cloths, trying to highlight the suffering of Palestinians injured in Israel's January offensive in Gaza and their lack of access to medical centers abroad.

Nearly 700 children joined the demonstration which took place on the Hamas-controlled side of Rafah crossing.

"We came here to call for an end to the siege and to our children's starvation who are dying," said Hamada Mattar, one of the organizers of Hamas' religious summer camps program.
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