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Report: Israel rejects Gazan appeal for Ramadan, school supplies

Aug. 19, 2009 7:50 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 20, 2009 3:53 P.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma’an - Israel rejected a Palestinian request to allow additional goods into the besieged Strip as the month of Ramadan and the start of the school year approach, international news service Xinhua reported Wednesday.

The report said requests for school books, paper and unspecified Ramadan foods, which often include dates, sweets and yoghurts, for braking the day’s fast, have been denied. The agency quoted Palestinian Deputy Minister of the Economy Nasser As-Sarraj.

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