Friday, January 30, 2009

60 US Lawmakers Urge Clinton to Aid Gaza, Request Israel to Allow Transport of Wounded

Middle East Online, January 30, 2009 - Sixty US lawmakers have urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to give emergency funds to the UN relief agency for Palestinian refugees to help rebuild the Gaza Strip after its bombardment by Israel.

In a letter dated Tuesday, the House Democrats also said Israel should allow critically ill patients to be transported out of Gaza and into Israel, the West Bank and Jordan for treatment.

"We therefore urge you to express this concern directly to Israeli government officials," they said in the letter.

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