16:37 - August 24, 2020
News ID: 3472366
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Palestinian resistance movement Hamas called on regional leaders to break their silence on Israel's blockade of Gaza.


Israel has bombed the coastal Palestinian strip, which is ruled by the movement, almost daily since August 6.

It has banned Gaza fishermen from going to sea and closed its goods crossing with the territory, prompting the closure of Gaza's sole power plant for want of fuel.

Hamas in a statement called the closure of the Kerem Shalom crossing a "crime against humanity" and called on the international community and "decision-makers in the region" to "break their silence to bring an end" to the blockade.

Hamas also said that the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates helps "maintain crimes and violations" against the Palestinians, AFP reported.

Earlier Monday the Israeli army said it had again hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight, in retaliation for incendiary balloon and rocket attacks launched from the Palestinian enclave.


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