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PLC member warns of Gaza uprising as blockade enters 17th day

Nov. 21, 2008 11:28 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 21, 2008 11:28 A.M.)
Gaza - Ma'an - The head of the Popular Committee Against the Siege on the Gaza Strip announced on Friday that closures are actually beginning to threaten Palestinian's lives, warning that residents would soon attempt to breach the borders with Egypt and Israel.

Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member Jamal Al-Khudari said that Palestinians "seek a breakthrough-not a popular explosion."

Pointing out that "it is unreasonable that half a million people in Gaza could die because they are stranded in one place, deprived from food, electricity, medicine, water and all aspects of life," Al-Khudari said that the situation could lead to a united outburst of resistance against the siege and blockade.

The PLC member called on the international community to "pressure [Israel] to stop their harsh practices against Gazans."

***Updated 20:20 Bethlehem time
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