21 Mar 2010

UN chief Ban Ki-moon slams Gaza blockade

UN chief Ban Ki-moon slammed Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip saying it caused "unacceptable sufferings," during a visit to the impoverished coastal enclave.


"I have repeatedly made it quite clear to Israel's leaders that the Israeli policy of closure is not sustainable and that it's wrong. It causes unacceptable sufferings" to human beings, Mr Ban said.

The UN chief crossed into the Hamas-run territory earlier today, expressing solidarity with the plight of the Palestinians and urging Israel to end its tight blockade of narrow coastal strip.

The Australian