"GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — Jewish-American scholar and activist
Noam Chomsky reportedly called for an end to Israel's siege of Gaza, on his
first ever visit to the Hamas-ruled enclave on Thursday.
Chomsky, who was in the Gaza Strip for a conference at the Islamic
University, called "to end the Israeli siege on Gaza," a member of Gaza's
legislative council and head of the university's administrative board, Jamal
al-Khudari, told AFP.....
On Saturday, Chomsky was to deliver a speech on the Arab Spring and the
future of foreign policy in the region. He will also meet with NGOs, especially
human rights groups, Khudari said.
"We organised a programme for him to tour refugee camps."
The Palestinian lawmaker noted Chomsky, travelling with an academic
delegation, coordinated his entry to Gaza through the Rafah crossing with
Chomsky is a professor of linguistics at the US Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and a prominent critic of American foreign policy. He has frequently
spoken out against Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories."