Bulgarian delegation expresses shock at Israel’s human rights violations

Bulgarian delegation expresses shock at Israel’s human rights violations

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Press sources in the 1948 occupied lands reported that Dr. Peter Byron, the deputy speaker of the Bulgarian parliament, and his accompanying parliamentary delegation expressed their shock at Israeli human rights violations against Palestinians they witnessed during their visit to Palestine.

The visiting delegation which was invited by Arab Knesset member Wassel Taha and the national democratic assembly said that what they saw and heard during their visit exposed the size of the Israeli official lies to the public opinion in Europe.

The sources added that Byron promised Friday to relay the facts to the Bulgarian public opinion and to the European parliament members.

Ironically, the Knesset presidency had invited Byron to visit the occupied lands years ago and provided him with fabricated and false information about the human rights situation then.

MP Taha organized field tours for the Bulgarian MPs during which they met with Mohamed Zidan, the head of the civil rights association, and heard from him about the Israeli human rights violations against the Arabs in the 1948 occupied lands. The delegation promised to coordinate relations between the association and Bulgarian organizations working in the same field.

The delegation visited the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem and saw closely Israel’s apartheid wall and its invasive settlement expansion in addition to the Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock in occupied Jerusalem and the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth.

The delegation expressed solidarity with Dr. Azmi Bishara, a former Arab Knesset member, and his national democratic assembly against the fierce attack on its leaders and supporters.

In another context, the foreign relations committee of the Hamas parliamentary bloc met with many foreign delegations which visited the Gaza Strip during last week including the delegation of former US president Jimmy Carter’s center and French doctors.

The committee briefed the visiting delegations on Israel’s suffocating siege on Gaza and its impacts on its people of different strata.

The committee expressed its sincerest thanks to the French medical delegation for performing surgeries on many Palestinian patients in Gaza hospitals.


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