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Palestinians slam US over conference on Gaza crisis

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Palestinians on Sunday slammed the announcement to host a donor conference over the humanitarian crisis in the Strip, saying it should be dealt with as a political affair.

Member of Ahmad Majdlani said that the Strip issue is political in the first stance and not a humanitarian or relief, and knows well that the reasons behind the coastal enclave are tied to the Israeli blockade, reported.

"The situation in requires before being dealt with as a humanitarian case as promotes," said Majdalani, and that the US conference is "part of the liquidation project aiming at detaching the from the and eliminating the possibility of establishing the Palestinian state on the borders of 1967."

Post reported last Thursday that US Donald Trump's Middle said the will hold a conference this week to look into saving the situation in Gaza.

Greenblatt reportedly said that the conference will focus on ideas to enhance the Gaza Strip's economy and living conditions, and urged Islamic movement running the coastal enclave since 2007 to give up armed resistance and commit to peace negotiations.

denounced the conference. He said that "rejects the US conditions and will not concede to US administration's blackmail against the movement no matter what difficulties come in its way".

Top of the left wing Kayed Al-ghoul said that the White House "is aiming at reestablishing the US role in managing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by its various dimensions," and added that "Washington wants to use the conference as a blackmail tool against the and Hamas to make the Palestinians accept the liquidation project of the century deal".

Meanwhile, also warned against the conference, saying that the White House conference aims "to make the Gaza affair a humanitarian file in order to ... lift the obligation of the Israeli occupation".

The ties between Palestine and the US have been witnessing rising tensions since last October, and peaked when Trump recognized on December 6, 2017 as a capital of and ordered the moving of the to the city.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 02:34 IST