Abbas orders closure of West Bank to Gaza refugees, including his own Fatah and presidential guard members
June 20, 2007
Tired of waiting to be rescued, many of the refugees stranded at the Erez crossing from Gaza to Israel since the ended of the fighting returned Wednesday to their homes in Gaza. Most of the injured and sick have been evacuated to Israeli hospitals. Egypt has augmented its security forces on Gaza’s southern border to seal it against refugees.
DEBKAfile reports: Earlier this week, Palestinian Authority VIPs and their families were evacuated from Gaza to Ramallah. The Russian embassy in Tel Aviv Wednesday organized the evacuation of 200 Russian and Ukrainian wives of Gazan men.