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Ref: 41/2014

 

On Tuesday, 11 November 2014, the
Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) received Mr. Juan Jose Escobar, the
Spanish Consul General, and Mrs. Eva Suarez Leonardo, Senior Program Manager of
the Spanish Cooperation Office.

 

Lawyer Raji Sourani, Director of
PCHR, received the visitors at Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing. He accompanied them
in a field visit to a number of areas that were targeted during the Israeli offensive
and witnessed war crimes and crimes against humanity, including al-Nada housing
project, Beit Hanoun town and al-Shujaiya neighborhood. The visitors met with a
number of victims and their relatives; owners of destroyed houses, factories
and property; survivors and families that lost other members.

 

Moreover, the visitors met with a
number of Palestinian businessmen, who explained the deteriorating economic
situation in the Gaza Strip and the reconstruction plan that has not been
implemented so far. Palestinian businessmen confirmed their strong condemnation
of the so-called plan of Robert Serry, the UN Secretary-General’s Personal
Representative.

 

The visitors met also with
representatives of Palestinian factions and CBOs at PCHR’s head office in Gaza
City.