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Yemen talks with Hamas leadership on Gaza crisis

Yemen talks with Hamas leadership on Gaza crisis

[03/January/2009]



SANA'A, Jan 03 (Saba) – Well-informed sources of Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that Yemen had held talks with the leadership of Palestinian Hamas movement on the latest developments in the Gaza Strip.

Speaking to Saba, the sources said that the talks had dealt with the ways to help the Palestinian people suffering from the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza.

"Yemen has confirmed its support for the Palestinian case as well as the necessity of strengthening the Palestinian national unity", the sources added.

The sources renewed Yemen's positive attitude towards the Palestinian people within of reconciliation between the rival Palestinian factions under the Yemeni initiative.

The Israeli intensive attacks in Gaza killed up to 430 Palestinians since their start on Dec. 27, more than half of them died on the first day of the offensive as the warplanes launched simultaneous strikes at tens of police and security stations across the coastal enclave.

More than 160 Hamas policemen were among the dead, the majority of them passed away when their posts were bombed. The strikes continued, adding houses and mosques to their range of fire.

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