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Kuwait decision to hold meet on Jerusalem hailed
January 20, 2014, 10:06 am

Secretary-General of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIPU) Nour Al Deen Bouchkouj said on Sunday that joint Arab work is the best way to achieve peace and justice, and preserve Arabs’ rights.

In his speech at the opening of the AIPU 20th conference here, Bouchkouj stressed the importance of cooperation among Arab states to face the current challenges.

He also called on the Arab countries to put their differences aside, and work together to resolve the Palestinian cause, according to the Kuwaiti news agency Kuna.

Bouchkouj praised the efforts of Kuwait and Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah to host the conference entitled “Jerusalem, Capital of Palestine”.

The Arab states must support Palestine and work against Israeli conspiracies until “Palestine is liberated and considered a free independent country, with Jerusalem as its the capital” he said.

For his part, Chairman of the Arab Parliament Ahmad Al Jarwan stressed the importance of fighting Israel’s “Jewish identity of the State” concept.

The Arabs must send a clear message to the international organisations regarding Israel’s violations and crimes against Palestinians, he noted.

Al Jarwan also called on the Palestinian parties to disregard their differences and focus on resolving the issues of their people, adding that they must make haste in running elections following the terms of the Palestinian reconciliation agreement.

The international community must regard the issue of freeing the Palestinian prisoners in Israel as its priority, keep them safe, and make sure they have all their rights under international laws, said the Chairman.

He also pointed to the worsening humanitarian conditions of Palestinians in Al Yarmouk refugee camp, calling on world organisations and bodies to provide the camp with part of the donations given to Syrian refugees.

Al Jarwan called for forming a permanent joint committee between the AIPU and the Arab Parliament to monitor the latest developments in the Palestinian cause, in cooperation with the Palestinian government.


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