Sunday, February 3, 2008

Bahraini delegation visits Gaza to express solidarity with Palestinians

Contributed by Lucia in Spain

"GAZA, (PIC)-- Dr. Ahmed Bahar, the acting speaker of the PLC, received a Bahraini delegation headed by MP Nasser Al-Fadala, notables and heads of charitable institutions who came to the Gaza Strip to express their solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Dr. Bahar briefed the delegation on the impacts of the Israeli siege and fuel crisis on different aspects of life in Gaza as well as the obstacles facing the work of the PLC after the Israeli occupation kidnapped 45 MPs including the PLC speaker Dr. Aziz Duwaik.

The acting speaker hailed the stands of King Hamad Al-Khalifa, the monarch of the Bahrain Kingdom, which are supportive of the Palestinian cause as well as the Bahraini parliament which devoted part of its time to discuss the Palestinian situation and the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

For his part, MP Fadala stated that he and his accompanying delegates felt a sense of pride and joy while crossing the Palestinian-Egyptian borders towards the Gaza Strip without taking permission from the Israeli occupation.

The Bahraini lawmaker highlighted the supportive stands of King Al-Khalifa, his government and people towards the Palestinian cause, rights and constants, adding that these stands will never change.

The visiting MP pointed out that many of the Bahraini popular and charitable institutions are willing to send all possible assistance to the besieged Gaza people to support their fortitude.

Fadala stressed the need for formulating a unified Arab decision to fully open all Gaza crossings, calling on PA chief Mahmoud Abbas to side by his people.

The lawmaker also expressed his country's rejection of the previous crossings agreement signed with Israel, adding that there must be a new accord because the previous one was unfair and had expired anyway."

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