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AL calls for urgent aid for Gaza Strip

CAIRO, July 10 (KUNA) -- The Arab League here on Thursday asked Arab countries to offer urgent aid for people in the Gaza Strip who have been suffering from problems and crises due to the Israeli aggression on the strip.
Arab League Assistant Secretary-General for Palestine's Affairs Mohammad Sobeih said in a press conference on Thursday that Arab countries were now interested in supporting urgently the Gaza Strip which has neither electricity nor food.
He added massacres and aggressions on the Gaza Strip exceeded all boundaries, noting 80 percent of people in that city live below poverty line.
Sobeih lauded the decision of the Egyptian government to open Rafah Border to receive wounded Palestinians, asserting it is an important move to ease pressure in the Gaza Strip. (end) mfm.aff.hm