The Acting President of the Legislative Council Dr. Ahmad Bahar called for international societies to support Palestinians and lift the ongoing two-year siege on the Gaza Strip.

Bahar at his meeting with members of the British parliament held Britain responsible for the 60 year suffering of Palestinians because of the British occupation and the establishment of the Israeli state which followed.

Bahar stated that Palestinians want peace but according to Bahar real peace will not be achieved until Palestinians are given all of their rights back including the return of refugees to their lands, and establishing their own independent state with its capital in Jerusalem.

Bahar stated that Israel is continuously attacking Palestinians, committing massacres, stealing lands and besieging Palestinians. The British parliament members assured their support to Palestinians and criticized the ongoing siege on the Gaza Strip. They also added that they will hold talks with the British government in an attempt to put pressure over Israel to lift the siege.