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Hamas to seek Greece-Gaza shipping

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
June 12, 2010 18:52

Legislator negotiates with Athens for cargo to be inspected by EU.

The MV Rachel Corrie is boarded by the navy

MV Rachel Corrie boarded 311. (photo credit:IDF)

Hamas is considering having cargo aboard future flotillas to the Gaza Strip inspected by European inspectors at a Greek port, and having those inspectors accompany the ships on their way to ensure Israel that no arms are brought on board on the way to the Strip, Israel Radio reported Saturday.

The proposal was being negotiated by Jamal Khudari, an independent Palestinian legislator from the Gaza Strip with close ties to Hamas, known as the head of the 'Popular Committee Against the Siege on Gaza.”

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According to the report, Khudari had been in touch with Egyptian, Greek and other European officials, and the idea had now been brought to the Hamas government in Gaza.

Earlier on Saturday Spanish
Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said at a joint press conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that he would propose the European Union exert strong diplomatic pressure on Israel to end its blockade of the Gaza Strip.
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