120 Pinoys having difficulty leaving Gaza – Israel Embassy

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MICHAELA DEL CALLAR November 21, 2012 11:01am

 As tension flared anew between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas militants, some 120 Filipinos in Gaza are reportedly being prevented by the Islamist militants from leaving Gaza, the Israeli Embassy in Manila said Wednesday.

“Concerned, Israel has an open crossing for those who wish leave Gaza – but is blocked by Hamas,” the embassy said in a statement.

“Hamas is also holding hostage a number of foreigners that would like to leave the Gaza, amid the on-going events. Even the 120 Filipinos in Gaza have difficulty in leaving,” it said.

Amid escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza in recent days, long-raging conflict between the Jewish state and the Palestinian territory has long existed.
Israel launched a military strike in Gaza on Nov. 14, 2012, in an offensive dubbed as Operation Pillar of Defense, following days of rocket attacks from Gaza

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