Dec. 4, 2015
Internal Palestinian Feuds Keep Key Gaza Crossings Closed Indefinitely – Saud Abu Ramadan (Xinhua-China)
Feuds between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Islamic Hamas movement on who will be in charge of operating the Rafah crossing point on the Gaza-Egypt border has kept the key crossing point indefinitely closed.
Azzam el-Ahmed, an aide to Abbas, announced last week that the Palestinians are holding intensive contacts with the Egyptians on a new mechanism for operating the crossing to ease life in Gaza.
However, leaders of Hamas, which rules Gaza, announced that they oppose any new mechanism to operate the crossing without having Hamas involved.