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Haniyeh: Gaza government preparing to launch Ministry of Martyrs

Sept. 15, 2009 3:08 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 16, 2009 12:25 P.M.)
Gaza – Ma’an – The de facto government in Gaza may go ahead and create a new ministry office, which would deal with issues around Palestinians killed by Israel, or as a result of their siege on the area, de facto Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Tuesday.

The newly proposed Ministry of Martyrs is modeled after the Ministry of Prisoners Affairs, which provides aid and support to the families of those seized and imprisoned by Israeli forces. The Ministry of Martyrs would provide similar support for the families of those killed in confrontations with Israel.

“Thus are the Palestinian people who pay their lives and blood for the service of their country and their religion; they do not serve the enemy,” said Haniyeh during a visit to martyrs’ families in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip.

Haniyeh praised all the martyrs from the recent Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, in particular Mahmoud Ar-Rify who seized an Israeli soldier before being killed by Israeli rockets.

He said the government is proud of the martyrs, and their families adding that, “We are with you on the path of Jihad and resistance, so as to complete what the martyrs have begun.”

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