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After delays, Finnish FM allowed into Gaza, Jordanian soccer team excluded

Since Israel’s 2008 invasion of Gaza only selected officials – including EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon – have visited Gaza via Israel

Palestine Information Center – 14/10/2010

GAZA — Finland’s Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb landed Thursday morning in the Gaza Strip after several days of Israel denying him entry.

Palestinian sources said Stubb was allowed to pass over the Beit Hanoun crossing on his way to the Gaza Strip, where he will convene several meetings with international bodies, businessmen, and Palestinian figures. He will also visit war-devastated areas in the Strip.

The Foreign Minister is set on visiting sites devastated by the Israeli army in the northern Gaza Strip to be briefed on the extent of devastation the war had on Gaza. More than 20,000 homes and the Strip’s main infrastructure were ruined in the attack.

Israeli authorities denied the FM’s request to visit Gaza a few days back, alleging that similar visits could constitute recognition of Hamas.

In a separate development, a professional Jordanian soccer team was denied entry into Gaza by Egyptian authorities.

Tariq Khouri, head of the Wihdat Sports Club in Jordan, said he requested more than 50 days ago entry visas from the Egyptian embassy in Amman so the team could head to Gaza through the Egyptian Rafah crossing. But so far Egyptian authorities have made no response.

Khouri said the purpose of the visit was to bust the four-year blockade on the Gaza Strip.

The soccer team was supposed to play against the Gaza sports club and a number of local teams in the Strip.

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October 14, 2010 - Posted by | Aletho News

2 Comments »

  1. thats is bad for gaza :)

    Comment by T. Todorov | October 17, 2010 | Reply

  2. Finland doesn’t suffer scornful inferiority complex as the finnish foreign minister Alexander Stubb visited Gaza, on 14 Oct 2010, “He stressed the need for freedom of movement for peo-ple and goods in and out”

    Amnesty international reported on Finnish arms trade that flouts EU regulations, These deal-ings made Finland the second largest provider of missile technology to Israel, playing second fiddle only to the United States. Finland is also Israel’s ninth most important supplier of arms and ammunitions, according to Amnesty International.

    While Israeli flags are being burned in many European capitals in the
    aftermath of the dead flotillaraid, thousands of people took part a pro-Israel rally in Helsinki on Thursday.The Finnish capital’s streets were filled with Israeli and Finnish flags as participants marched towards the port while chanting slogans in support of the IDF and waving banners protesting what they claimed was the biased media coverage of the flotilla raid.

    A Place Where Israel is Loved

    There are churches where the Israeli flag is proudly displayed side-by-side with the Finnish national colors, and where entire Christian congregations recite “Hatikva” first in Hebrew and then in Finnish. More finnish troops to Afghanistan, Meanwhile, finland increased its troops in the Afghanistan, its current deployment of about 120 soldiers by more than 50.Finland hopes to withdraw its 180 troops from war-torn Afghanistan at the earliest, though it could take any-where between three and six years, foreign minister Alexander Stubb said Tuesday in capital Helsinki.“In practice, this means anything between three and six years,” Stubb told reporters after speaking at a foreign policy forum. However, finland hopes to withdraw from war-torn Afghanistan at the earliest, though it could take anywhere between three and six years, foreign ministerAlexander Stubb said.

    In addition, Finland appointed a homosexual lobbyist as its new foreign minister on April 1, replacing former minister Ilkka Kanerva. Alexander Stubb, who served as a Member of Euro-pean Parliament for Finland, was chosen to replace Kanerva following a scandal in which the media revealed over 200 sexually suggestive text messages Kanerva sent to a stripper.Stubb, who turned 40 the day he was nominated for the position of foreign minister by Finland’s Na-tional Coalition Party, Kokoomus, has served as a MEP since 2004. He is the vice-president of the European Parliament’s Gay and Lesbian rights intergroup, a lobbyist body that ensures the goals of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals are implemented in the decisions made by EU institutions.

    Its was not a surprise when a former nazi state transformed into a zionist one since the nazi and zionsit share common mind.

    “In 1999, Martti Ahtisaari’s Finnish government supported official
    government plans to honor and to commemorate Finland’s Nazi Waffen SS
    violunteers during World War II. The Finnish government plan was to mark
    the graves of Finnish Nazi Waffen SS volunteers”

    In the latest news, Hitler files To Birthday of Mannerheim in Finland

    Reference:

    Finnish-Israeli arms trade flouts EU regulations
    http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10557.shtml

    Finland appointed a homosexual lobbyist as its new foreign minister
    http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/apr/08040308.html

    Pro-Israel Rally in Helsinki Finland

    Finland – A Place Where Israel is Loved
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Message.aspx/3670

    former nazi state transformed into a zionist one.
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1715905/posts

    Comment by Mohammed AL-Saedi | October 21, 2010 | Reply


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