Lift Gaza blockade: Palestinian Foreign Minister

The Palestinian foreign minister is urging the international community to pressure Israel to lift the crippling blockade on Gaza and not merely ease restrictions.

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2010, 19:29 PM IST

Helsinki: The Palestinian foreign minister
is urging the international community to pressure Israel to
lift the crippling blockade on Gaza and not merely ease
restrictions.
Riad Al-Malki says Israel has "no excuse to maintain the
siege over Gaza."

Al-Malki says the "international community right now is
determined to pursue this process" and should "try really to
convince the Israelis, if not to pressure the Israelis, to
lift the siege completely."
Al-Malki spoke to reporters during a visit today to
Helsinki, as Israeli Cabinet ministers were meeting to ease
restrictions in the three-year Gaza blockade.

PTI