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Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org for Monday July 25th, 2011
A delegation of European Parliamentarians arrived in Gaza on Sunday in a show of support for the Palestinian people. The Council for European Palestinian Relations said in a statement that the delegation hopes to raise awareness of the humanitarian situation in Gaza as well as the effects of the illegal Israeli siege. They plan to tour universities and cultural sites as well as meet with women’s groups and local authorities, Ma’an news agency reports.
Two American activists and one Swedish Activist boarded a fishing boat in Gaza, Olivia, on Saturday July 23, 2011. The ISM activists were on board to counteract the Israeli Military from preventing the Palestinian fishermen from fishing. At seven in the morning, three adult Palestinians and two young boys boarded the fishing boat with three ISM activists, according to a report issued by the Palestinian Solidarity Organization..
The United Nations accepted an Israeli request to delay the publication of its report on the Israeli attack on the MV Marmara Turkish ship last year, leading to the death of 9 Turkish peace activists. Israel claims that the request came to allow further Israeli-Turkish talks. The report was set to be published by the UN this coming Wednesday, but was delayed, for the third time, to August 20th.
That’s rounds up the main news for today. Please join us again tomorrow for a summary of important events in the Palestinian Territories. You have been listening to Palestine Today from the International Middle East Media Centre. For more updates please visit our website at www.imemc.org. This report has been brought to you by Husam Qassis and me George Rishmawi