Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Minister of culture calls for announcement of a state of emergency in response to Gaza chaos
"Bethlehem – Ma'an – Palestinian minister of culture, Bassam As-Salhi, on Wednesday called on Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and Prime Minister, Isma'il Haniyeh, to hold an emergency session for the government to discuss the latest deterioration in the Gaza Strip.
As-Salhi said that the session should discuss the declaration of a state of emergency in the Gaza Strip for 15 days according to Palestinian law.
According to As-Salhi, this step could pave the way to the implementation of the security plan."
The putsch is here; expect the worst!