Danish foreign minister visits Gaza

Denmark's foreign minister Villy Sovndal, has arrived in Gaza on an unannounced visit.

Danish foreign minister visits Gaza

World Bulletin / News Desk

Danish Foreign Minister Villy Sovndal arrived in Gaza on Wednesday morning for an unannounced visit to the Palestinian Gaza Strip to monitor conditions there in light of Israel's ongoing blockade of the territory.

Adnan Abu Hasna, spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), said the visit had only been coordinated with UNRWA, noting that the top diplomat plans to meet with several Palestinian officials during his visit.

Abu Hasna added that the media would not be allowed to report on the Danish diplomat's meetings in Gaza.

Foreign delegates, most of them from countries that consider Hamas – which governs Gaza – a "terrorist organization," usually coordinate visits to the territory through UNRWA.

Meanwhile, Rami Abdo, regional director of the Palestinian-European Council, said that Sovndal had arrived in Gaza to monitor conditions in the coastal enclave in light of an ongoing Israeli blockade on the territory that has remained in place since 2007.

The Danish official plans to visit different parts of Gaza in the company of UNRWA officials, Abdo said.

For the last three weeks, Gaza has suffered daily electricity outages of up to 12 hours after the strip's main power station stopped working amid warnings of a looming humanitarian crisis.

Israel's ongoing siege of the strip is coupled with a crackdown by the Egyptian army on the network of tunnels linking Gaza to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

According to Gaza government officials, this has adversely impacted the everyday lives of the enclave's almost 2 million inhabitants.

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JohnWV - 6 yıl Before

Israel is creator and perpetrator of the Gaza horror. Only the destruction of the racist Jewish state will curtail its quest to impose holocaust level horror on all goyim. Besieged Palestinian Gaza is but one of the Jewish state's experiments in provocation. Stuff a million and a half people into a tiny space, stifle their access to water, electricity, food and medical treatment, destroy their livelihoods, humiliate them regularly...and, surprise, surprise - they turn hostile. Now why would you want to do that experiment? Because the hostility you provoke is the whole point. Now under attack you can cast yourself as the victim, and call out the helicopter gunships and the F16 attack fighters and the heavy tanks and the guided missiles, and destroy yet more of the pathetic remains of infrastructure that the Palestinian state still has left. And then you can point to it as a hopeless case, unfit to govern itself, a terrorist state, a state with which you couldn't possibly reach