Julie Webb-Pullman reports

Haniyeh declares Gaza siege is lifted

In Khan Younis a few minutes ago, Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh declared that the visit of Emir of Qatar Hamad ben Khalifa represents a lifting of the political and economic siege of Gaza, and called it a victory.

Ismail Haniyeh with Hamad bin Khalifa

He also said that “Without the steadfastness and sacrifices of the Palestinian people we would not have reached such a historical moment.”

They are presently signing the contract for the reconstruction projects in the Gaza Strip.

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