PRESS RELEASE from the Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR)
-- November 18, 2011
The Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR) prepares to leave for Gaza on November 21 with its largest international delegation yet. Delegates include renowned politicians from countries in South America, Asia, Africa and Europe; as well as two outspoken Members of European Parliament -- Ms. Marisa Matias and Mr. Paul Murphy.
The CEPR offers an opportunity to witness the situation on the ground for politicians willing to see Gaza with their own eyes.
The CEPR delegation
will meet with local politicians, Palestinian civil society groups as well as
with international NGOs and UN agencies working in Gaza. In the aftermath of the
Palestinian UN bid and repeated attempts to break the siege of Gaza, this
delegation will provide the chance to learn more about the Palestinian
The CEPR will issue an official joint declaration to end of the siege of Gaza by the politicians on the delegation, and by previous delegates as well as the network of NGOs around the world that support the restitution of Palestinian rights in accordance with international law. This declaration will endorse the free access and movement of Palestinians to and from Gaza by sea, land and air. To read the 27-page report from the July, 2011 Parliamentary delegation to Gaza, click here
For more information, please contact:
Stuart Reigeluth (stuart(dot)reigeluth(@symbol)thecepr.org)
Communication Officer, Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR)
+32 (0)2 503 5402
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