Arab Foreign Minister decided during an urgent summit in Cairo to break
the siege imposed on the Palestinians and to transfer aid money to the
Palestinian Authority.

Secretary of the Arab League, Amr Mousa, said that this decision means that Arab Banks should not be committed to any restrictions on transferring money to the Palestinian government.

Palestinian Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyya, said that he hopes that the Arab countries will carry practical measures to break the siege in order to end the suffering of the Palestinian People.

Meanwhile, Palestinian Foreign Minister, Mahmoud Zahhar, told reporters in Cairo that the Arab decision to break the siege is extremely important and could be the base of lifting the international embargo.

Zahhar added that the government, headed by Hamas, and the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, agreed not to start forming the new National Unity Government without receiving guarantees that the international embargo will be lifted.

He added that the Palestinian delegates to the Arab league failed to achieve the support of the Arab minister on the issue of reopening that Rafah Border Crossing without waiting for Israel to agree.

Also, Amr Mousa slammed that American Veto against a UN resolution condemning the recent Beit Hanoun attack that killed at least 18 residents, all family members including several children.

Mousa added that this Veto “increases the anger, and is an unexplainable act that is considered a protection for  the Israeli attacks against the civilians.