Gaza government welcomes unity talks, calls for releasing political prisoners
|Friday, February 13,2009 06:47|
The PA government in Gaza under the premiership of Ismail Haneyya welcomed the efforts to end the state of Palestinian discord and called on Ramallah to release political prisoners to create the right atmosphere.
The government called, during its meeting in Gaza on Thursday, for ending all practices that mar the atmosphere for dialogue, including the cutting of salaries of public employees, the dismissal of employees and arrests based on political considerations.
The government also stressed that any Tahde"a reached with the Zionist occupation should serve the Palestinian people"s interests by lifting the siege and opening all crossings and expediting the reconstruction program of Gaza.
On the Israeli elections the government said that to the Palestinian people all Israeli parties are the same, they all stand against Palestinian rights and they all commit massacres and practice terror against the Palestinian people.
The government further promised to continue with its relief program of those affected by the Israeli war on Gaza, stating that 25 million dollars were distributed to 5000 families whose homes have been destroyed and that 12.5 million dollars were distributed to 5000 families whose homes are not habitable.