Waves crash against the seawall as Hurricane Irma slammed Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Sept. 6, 2017.

Ashrawi expresses sympathy towards victims of natural disasters 

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PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi in a statement on Monday expressed sympathy and condolences to the victims of the recent natural disasters worldwide on behalf of the Palestinian leadership and people of Palestine.
“We express our condolences and sympathy to all those who have recently suffered such enormous natural disasters that have encompassed major areas around the world, including Italy, Mexico, Texas, the Leeward Islands, including Antigua, St. Martin, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, and, Anguilla, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, and Florida,” statement said.
“We are deeply saddened by the disastrous events, and we send messages of moral support and empathy to the victims, their families and loved ones, as well as to the governments and all those involved in relief and recovery efforts,” Ashrawi concluded.
On Sunday, seven million people were evacuated from Florida due to hurricane Irma which hit the state, right after Hurricane Harvey flooded southeastern Texas — and as wildfires burn through the western United States.