Gaza bakeries: Wheat stores empty by end of
GAZA, (PIC)-- Abdul Nasser Al-Ajrami, the
head of the Gaza society for bakers, has said that his society was coordinating
with the PA economy ministry the distribution of the remaining stock of wheat.
Ajrami told PIC that the remaining quantities
of wheat would run out by end of this week at the most.
He noted that no wheat shipments had entered
the Strip for more than a week, and added that less than 20 bakeries are still
working while the majority stopped functioning due to the lack of wheat,
electricity and gas.
Ajrami warned of a "food disaster", if the
Israeli occupation authority did not allow entry of wheat and flour consignments
within the few coming days.
Meanwhile, the European campaign to lift the
siege on Gaza lashed out at the Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Husam Zaki
who said that his country is not responsible for the Gaza crisis.
Dr. Arafat Madi, the head of the campaign in
a statement in Brussels on Monday, said that Egypt's insistence on retaining the
Rafah border terminal with Gaza closed despite international warnings of its
catastrophic consequences meant that the Egyptian government was an accomplice
to the siege on Gaza.
He said that the Rafah border agreement,
which the Egyptian government finds as an excuse to keep the terminal closed,
expired more than a year ago and there is no justification for retaining the
border closed in the light of the escalating suffering of the Gaza people.