For the second time in the last two months, Mayor Rashad Al-Shawwa of Israeli-occupied Gaza has crossed into Jordan with special messages for King Hussein.
For the second time in the last two months, Mayor Rashad Al-Shawwa of Israeli-occupied Gaza has crossed into Jordan with special messages for King Hussein. Mr. Shawwa is heading a delegation of 45 representatives from the Gaza Strip.
Arriving in Jordan on Monday (August 13), the Mayor said his delegation would be seeking additional travel facilities from the Gaza Strip into Jordan. He wanted entrance for trucks from Gaza similar to the arrangements for trucks from the Israeli-occupied West Bank of the Jordan. Concessions for Gaza students to enter the state-run Jordanian University were also being sought.
During the visit, the delegation planned to thank King Hussein for concessions already granted Gaza Strip inhabitants, and to express condolences to him over the death of his father, King Talal.
Mayor Shawwa told newsmen once again of his conviction that Gaza and the West Bank of the Jordan share a common destiny. He said the unity of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip was natural -- "They are part of Palestine and fall under the same Israeli occupation." He hoped to see the two areas linked after the eventual withdrawal of israeli troops.