Gaza Red Cross office opened after temporary closure

PNN/ Gaza/

The International Committee of the Red Cross in Gaza is temporarily closed, after a group of protesters tried to break into its office to interfere with the case of administrative prisoner, journalist Mohammad Al-Qiq.

PIC quoted spokeswoman for the committee, Suhair Zaqut saying  that they “have decided to reopen our offices starting from Monday after informing the local authorities the reasons behind our decision. We temporarily closed our Gaza office after protesters tried to storm it”, she explained.

The Palestinian Foreign Affairs Ministry in Gaza has stressed its keenness to provide protection to all diplomatic missions and foreign institutions’ working staff in the Gaza Strip.

The protest on Sunday came demanding the Red Cross to protect Palestinian journalist Mohammad Al-Qiq, who has been on a 75 day hunger strike now in protest of administrative detention by Israel.

The protest included attempts to break into the building of the Red Cross and damaging its windows.