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Parliament's mission to Gaza shows Indonesia's stance on Palestine's independence

07-13-2010 11:31 BJT

JAKARTA, July 13 (Xinhua) -- An Indonesian Parliament humanitarian mission led by the parliament's speaker Gaza Marzuki Alie visited Gaza in late June to show support to Palestinians' independence.

The parliament also brought a mission to lobby Palestine's neighbors like Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan to help open blockade on Gaza.

Marzuki Alie told a parliament plenary session on Monday that Indonesian position on Israeli occupation on Palestinian land is clear: "Israeli occupation on Arab lands must be stopped, including blockade on Gaza Strip."

Indonesian parliament's humanitarian mission to Gaza reflected the country's stance on Palestine's independence and peace in the Middle East.

"At the opportunity, I symbolically put the first stone on construction of an Indonesian hospital at Al Royan of North Gaza, in which Indonesia will take a part to fund the construction by providing 2 million U.S. dollars," he said.

According to Marzuki, Indonesian parliament also met its Palestinian counterpart. "We do hope that visit by Indonesian delegation could really bring benefit for peace efforts desired by Palestinians," he said.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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