|Sourani Meets with the Head of the ICRC Sub-Delegation in Gaza|
|Written by PCHR|
|Wednesday, 08 August 2012 00:00|
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
(PCHR) received the Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
in Gaza, Patrick Gueissaz, in PCHR’s head office in Gaza City.
PCHR’s Director,RajiSourani, met with Gueissaz, and the meeting addressed a number of current developments relating to the human rights situation in Gaza. The meeting addressed the visitation program for the families of Gazan prisoners in Israeli jails, which has recently resumed after its suspension by Israel’s authorities for the past 5 years. An evaluation was during in the meeting of the first visits that were organized in the framework of this program on 16 July 2012.
In addition, the meeting addressed Israel’s closure of the Gaza Strip and the impacts resulting from the closure, including restrictions on the freedom of movement of persons and goods from and to the Gaza Strip. The meeting concluded that the ongoing closure is institutionalized and receives the approval of the international community, although it is a form of collective punishment, which is prohibited under the Fourth Geneva Convention.
Sourani and Gueissaz also discussed recent developments in the Sinai of the Arab Republic of Egypt and their impact on the Gaza Strip and the population of the Gaza Strip, especially considering the recent closure of the Rafah crossing, the only exit for the Gaza Strip to the external world, by the Egyptian authorities.
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