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  7/31/2014, Av 4, 5774

Abbas Declares Gaza a 'Humanitarian Disaster Area'

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday proclaimed Gaza a “humanitarian disaster area”, Kuwait’s state news agency KUNA reported.

According to the report, Abbas sent a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, calling on him to adopt the necessary measures for declaring the Strip a disaster area and urging the international community to shoulder its responsibility in this regard.