Popular Committee Against the Siege
"Gaza City, 21, Nov, 2008- PCAS – The Gaza Strip is under complete closure again Friday marking 17 days of food, water and power shortages. As last night’s blackout fell, hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated for their right to bread and justice.
As the march moved through Gaza City Jamal El Khudary warned of the catastrophe if the Israeli siege continues. At the statue of the Unknown Soldier under the light of a torch, the Legislative Council member said, “Life is being executed in Gaza.”
Independant Palestinian Legislative Council member and director of the Popular Committee against the Siege said, “The tight closures must be broken through. It is unreasonable that a million and a half people are being strangled, that children will die awaiting a meal or medicine without electricity or water and a free life.”
Indicators in the Strip suggest that the desperation is becoming so high some fear a massive movement to the commercial crossings, which would surely lead to Israeli forces opening fire. El Khudarysaid, “We do not want this to happen. We do not want to see people move spontaneously and without organization to the commercial crossings. The world must act before it is too late.”
He called on the international community and Arab and Islamic countries to pressure the Israeli administration to end the siege before it reaches a point of “popular explosion.” PCAS Chairman said."