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Israel bans Swiss delegation the entry to Gaza
Israel bans Swiss delegation the entry to Gaza
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Gaza, ALRAY - Israeli occupation authorities banned the entry of representatives of Swiss government into the Gaza Strip, due to their last meeting with leaders of Hamas movement. 

The Israeli channel 2 reported that the order to ban the entry of Swiss government delegates and representatives into Gaza was issued by Israeli Military Minister Avigdor Lieberman in the light of the recommendation of the Israeli government coordinator, Yoav Mordechai, and after further consultations.

It explained that the decision of Lieberman came as a response to the series of meetings that held between the representatives of Swiss delegation and Hamas leaders during the last two weeks.

Israeli source reported that Lieberman requested clarifications from the Swiss government, and subsequently they will decide if they will allow the entry of delegations and representatives from Switzerland to the Gaza Strip.

The head of the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip Yahya al-Senwar met in his office yesterday the Swiss Ambassador to Palestine Julian Toni, and discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian reconciliation. 

The two sides stressed the importance to find solutions to the employees’ crisis, and the importance to adhere to the agreements’ clauses. They also warned of the consequences of not solving their problems. 

The head of the political bureau of Hamas movement Ismail Haniyeh received a Swiss delegation headed by the envoy of the Swiss government to the Middle East, Roland Steiner two weeks ago, and discussed the developments of reconciliation and the subsequent steps of the government to take over its functions in Gaza.

The Swiss Foreign Ministry said that in line with its previous efforts, it is ready to assist Egypt and the Palestinian parties to complete the integration of public sector employee. 

It stressed that it is necessary to work to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, especially the crisis of electricity, health, water, sanitation and the environment.ش