Senior Palestinian official thanks Egypt for its efforts to end division



Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 03:07 GMT


Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 03:07 GMT

Israeli security forces descend on the Al Aqsa compound in Jerusalem's Old City (AFP)

Israeli security forces descend on the Al Aqsa compound in Jerusalem's Old City (AFP)

CAIRO - 21 July 2018: Secretary General of the Palestinian National Council Mohamed Sobeih thanked the Egyptian leadership for its support of the Palestinian people, and its efforts to achieve national reconciliation.

Sobeih made the remarks on Saturday at a meeting of the heads of Arab councils and parliaments as part of the 28th extraordinary session of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIPU), currently held at the premises of the Egyptian House of Representatives under Speaker Ali Abdel Aal.

Sobeih voiced the council's determination to establish a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, in accordance with the Arab summit's resolutions and the Palestinian will.

He urged the international community to back the rights of the Palestinian people, underscoring that the US is putting pressure on the UNWRA while supporting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to liquidate the Palestinian cause.

Sobeih shed light on the suffering of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip due to Israel's constant brutal aggression and tough siege, pointing out to the Israeli massacres committed against the peaceful marches held by the Palestinians to call for the right of return.

He expressed appreciation for Egypt and its House of Representatives, where he has learnt much about the parliamentary and national work.

Sobeih further voiced pleasure for sharing the Egyptians their celebrations of the the 66th anniversary of the July 23, 1952 Revolution, which contributed to ending occupation.

He denounced US President Donald Trump's decision to relocate his country's embassy to Jerusalem in violation of the international law.



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