"GAZA, (PIC)-- Palestinian medical sources have announced that one of the stranded Palestinian citizens at Rafah terminal died Sunday after helplessly waiting for almost two months to be allowed into his hometown in the Gaza Strip.
PA chief Mahmoud Abbas was and still is insisting that the Rafah terminal, which is a Palestinian-Egyptian crossing point, must remain closed as a punishment to the 1.5 million Palestinian citizens in Gaza Strip in clear harmony with Israel’s policy against the Strip.
Dr. Muaweya Hassanien, the director of the emergency department in the PA health ministry identified the victim as 44 year-old Ahmad Ramadhan Al-Khateeb, affirming he was suffering from cancer, and that his condition badly deteriorated while waiting at Rafah terminal for two months.
Hamas, the legitimate PA caretaker government, and legal and human rights institutions held Abbas fully responsible over the death of more than 31 Palestinian citizens at the terminal due to his stubborn stand of not opening the crossing points and allowing the more than six thousand Palestinian citizens helplessly stranded there.
Abbas and his illegitimate government in the West Bank want the stranded citizens enter through Israeli-controlled crossing points against the will of majority of those citizens."