Palestinian deputy hopes for Gaza Port under Turkey's supervision

Jamal al-Hudari said "Gaza's import, export and passenger transportation could be done by this way and it would also spoil Israel's excuses based on "security

Palestinian deputy hopes for Gaza Port under Turkey's supervision

World Bulletin/News Desk

Jamal al-Hudari, Head of the Popular Committee Against the Siege on Gaza and an independent deputy, said they hoped the Gaza Port would be run under the supervision of Turkey.

Speaking to Turkish press on Wednesday, Hudari said they would propose a draft on developing the Gaza Port to Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his upcoming visit to Gaza.

Hudari said Erdogan's upcoming visit was a "golden opportunity" for them and they were hopeful that Turkey would accept the reestablishment of the port if a detailed project would be submitted.

He expressed hope that the Gaza Port would be run under the supervision of Turkey.

Goods, which arrive in a Turkish port, can be loaded to ships under Turkey's supervision and brought to Gaza, said Hudari summarizing their proposal.

He said "Gaza's import, export and passenger transportation could be done by this way and it would also spoil Israel's excuses based on "security concerns.”

"If accepted, Arab and Muslim countries would support the project financially," said Hudari.

Due to the blockade, the port has been closed to commercial activities since June 2007.

Hudari said Erdogan's visit to Palestine would be a big victory for Palestinians and for breaking the blockade on Gaza. 

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