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ICRC temporarily closes Gaza office after activists try to 'break in'

Feb. 7, 2016 7:31 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 8, 2016 10:52 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Sunday shut down its office in Gaza City temporarily after Palestinian activists attempted to break into the office, an ICRC spokesperson said.

Suheir Zaqqut told Ma’an that the office was shut down after "solidarity activists" who demonstrated outside the office in support of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Muhammad al-Qiq "attempted to break into the office."

She added that ICRC officials contacted Gaza authorities to try and secure what she called a “safe working environment.”

The closure, she said, won’t affect the schedule of family visits of prisoners from the Gaza Strip in Israeli custody. The ICRC will also continue to follow up with the case of hunger striking Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq.

It was unclear how long the temporary closure would last.

(MaanImages)
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