Palestinian Refugees Donate to Survivors of Hurricane Katrina

Palestinian refugees, moved by the plight of survivors of Hurricane Katrina will present US Consul-General, Jake Wallace, with a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross. The donation will be given today at 12 noon at the President’s Office in Ramallah. Rafiq Husseini will offer the donation on behalf of the President and Palestinian refugees. The donation will be earmarked to those survivors most affected by the Hurricane – the displaced poor, elderly and disabled. Money was recently collected by Palestinian refugees in the refugee camps of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 

Gaza Disengagement: Future of the Gaza Strip

Although the colonization of the Gaza Strip has now come to an end (with the evacuation of the settlers), Israel’s military occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) continues. Israel strictly controls all access in and out of the Occupied Gaza Strip thereby controlling the movement of both goods and people. And, while the Israeli Army may soon evacuate the Gaza Strip, the Army will continue to strictly control all Palestinian movement. Issues remain unsolved such as Rafah crossing, the customs envelope, the Palestinian airport and seaport, the movement of goods within the occupied Palestinian territories and between the occupied territories and Israel.