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Gaza: A delegation of MEP’s call for an immediate cease-fire and for the protection of civilian population

Press release from Luisa Morgantini – Vice President of the European Parliament (GUE/NGL)

A MEPs’ delegation organized by Luisa Morgantini, Vice President of the European Parliament, will leave tomorrow 10th January and go to Gaza Strip passing through Rafah, the Border Crossing with Egypt, calling for an immediate cease-fire, for the protection of the civil population and UNRWA, (United Nations Relief and Works Agency).

“No one can simply look on the daily killing of children, women, man and to the destruction of houses, infrastructures, schools, mosques, churches. No one can stand anymore the siege imposed on the Palestinian population of Gaza. Our message is total cease fire, no bombs, no troops, no rockets. And then real concrete actions to end the occupation on the Palestinian territories of 1967” declared VP Luisa Morgantini.

The delegation – that is composed by 8 MEPs belonging to different political groups and by one Member of the Italian Senate- will stay in Gaza Strip from Saturday 10 to Tuesday 13 January, when the MEPs will come back to Strasbourg to report back about the situation to the Plenary session of the EU Parliament and they will hold a press conference.

In Gaza the delegation will be staying with UNRWA and visit refugee camps, hospitals and towns.

The MEP are grateful to the Egyptian Authority and UNRWA for their cooperation and support.

MEPs Participants:

Luisa Morgantini (Italy)

David Hammerstein Mintz (Spain)

Hélène Flautre (France)

Véronique de Keyser (Belgium)

Miguel Portas (Porturgal)

Feleknas Uca (Germany)

Chris Davies (UK)

Kyriacos Triantaphyllides (Cyprus)

and

Alberto Maritati (Italy) Member of the Italian Senate

For any information, statement or report please contact:

Luisa Morgantini +972 547271742 (mobile) or 0039 348 39 21 465 (Italian mobile)

Office in Brussels 0032 22 84 51 51 or Office in Rome 0039 06 69 95 02 17

[email protected]; www.luisamorgantini.net;