Tuesday, February 19, 2008
"GAZA, (PIC)-- Dr. Mohamed Al-Agha, the agriculture minister in the PA caretaker government in Gaza, strongly denounced on Tuesday the PA unconstitutional government in Ramallah for its decision to allow foreigners to purchase Palestinian plots of land, considering it one of its most dangerous illegal decisions.
In a press release received by the PIC, Dr. Agha called for taking strong action to confront this decision, urging the Palestinian lawmakers, institutions and masses to organize protests to express their rejection of selling and brokering Palestinian lands.
The minister lashed out at some officials in the PA government who alleged that the decision was issued in order to promote foreign investment and reclamation of agricultural lands.
The minister called on the Palestinian farmers in the West Bank to guard against this scheme and not to submit to the PA brokers who are planning to sell off Palestinian lands to foreign investors working for Israel or to Israelis having other nationalities."