RAMALLAH, August 17, 2014 (WAFA) – Former Vice President of the European Parliament, Luisa Morgantini, said on Sunday the European campaigns in solidarity with the Palestinian people are increasing, particularly after Israel committed war crimes in Gaza.
Morgantini’s statement came as she met with Deputy Minister of Local Government, Mazen Ghnaim, who is also head of the national committee for the commemoration of the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
The national committee has been formed in accordance with the UN General Assembly resolution A\68\12 issued on November 26, 2013 – regarding the designation of the year 2014 as a year for solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Gunaim briefed Morgantini on the activities and events of the committee and its plan to communicate with all international activities, as well as its preparations to hold an international conference for international organizations working in Palestine, to be held in Palestine on November 20.
Meanwhile, Morgantini said she will work with all Italian and European events to prepare for the conference, and that she will prompt the Italian municipalities to be involved in the conference which will lay the foundation stone for a sustainable solidarity relationship with Palestine. This would compel Israel to abide by international law, she said.