Visiting European parliamentary delegation demands an end to Gaza siege

[ 28/11/2010 – 09:29 AM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– The European parliamentary delegation that arrived in the Gaza Strip on Saturday has called for international solidarity with the people of Gaza and for lifting the siege on the Strip without any conditions attached.

The chief delegate said on Saturday evening that the delegates want to follow up developments in Gaza personally to write reports on its conditions.

He explained that the team, which includes seven European MPs and assistants, would visit all institutions and factions and would also tour Jerusalem and the West Bank.

For his part, Hamas MP Ismail Al-Ashqar told the visitors that the Palestinian people in Gaza were still suffering due to the repeated power failures, ban on entry of construction material, and lack of necessary materials.

He also asked the foreign dignitaries to pressure Israel to revoke its decision to banish Jerusalemite deputies.

For his part, minister of prisoners MP Mohammed Al-Ghoul called for ending the suffering of 7,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

He also championed implementing international resolutions including lifting the siege and reconstruction of Gaza. He also said that Israeli leaders should stand trial for war crimes against the Palestinian people.

Visiting European parliamentary delegation demands an end to Gaza siege.

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