A delegation of Arab Parliamentarians visited the Gaza Strip on Sunday in a step that was described as a move to challenge the Israeli siege on the coastal region, and to show solidarity with the Palestinian people and their steadfastness. Huda Ben-Amer, head of the parliamentarian delegation, stated during a speech at the Legislative Council in Gaza, that this visit expresses the Arab solidarity with the Palestinian people and their cause.

She called on all Palestinian factions to act on ending the internal divisions without any delay, and added that Arab parliaments support the Palestinian people and want to break the illegal Israeli siege on Gaza.

Ben-Amer also stated that Israel is ongoing with its attacks against the Palestinian people and their supporters, and that the deadly Israeli attack against the Freedom Flotilla proves that Israel does not abide by the International Law and insists to continue its violations to the basic principles of human rights.

30 Arab parliamentarians entered the Gaza Strip Sunday via the Rafah Border Terminal, in southern Gaza, to express solidarity with the Palestinians and to break the siege.

Dr. Ahmad Bahar, deputy head of the Palestinian Legislative Council, thanked the visiting parliamentarians, and said that this visit in an important step in ending the political and economic siege on Gaza.

He called on the Arab parliaments, Arab League Secretary-General, Amro Mousa, and all Arab and Islamic leaders to visit Gaza in the coming days and break the siege.