UFree discuss in Gaza internationalizing Israel’s persecution of Palestinian MPs

[ 05/09/2011 – 12:13 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian MP Mushir al-Masri, who heads the international Free PLC members committee, has met with head of the European network to support the Palestinian prisoners (UFree) Mohammed Hamdan to discuss ways to internationalize the issue of Israel’s continued detention of Palestinian MPs.

Meeting also with MP Rami Abdo, who chairs the Council for European Palestinian Relations, at PLC headquarters in Gaza on Sunday evening, the parties agreed that Israel is intent on systematically disposing of Palestine’s legislature, whether through detention or exile.

MP Masri emphasized the need to coordinate and intensify efforts in exposing Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian MPs on all European forums, calling to form an international opinion that would pressure Israel to release them.

For his part, UFree head Hamdan brought up the European Parliament’s recent decision in favor of the Palestinian MPs, calling on Abdo to coordinate functions in Europe that would shed light on the issue.

Also during the meeting, Masri spoke about UFree’s efforts in keeping contact with European MPs, hoping that positions in support of the issue would be turned into practical steps.

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