Indonesian Lawmakers Fail to Enter Ramallah

Fajar Nugraha    •    22 Juli 2016 11:56 WIB
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Indonesian Lawmakers Fail to Enter Ramallah
Indonesian lawmakers met with their Palestinian counterparts in Amman, Jordan (Photo: KBRI Amman)

Metrotvnews.com, Amman: Seven Indonesian lawmakers conducted a meeting with their Palestinian counterparts in Amman, Jordan this week.

The Indonesian delegation initially planned to visit Ramallah, Palestine, but the Israeli government denied them entry.

The delegation was led by Al Muzammil Yusuf from Prosperous Justice Party (PKS). They met with Palestinian Legislative council (PLC) and Palestinian National Council (PNC) members.

"This visit is intended to strengthen relationship between Indonesian and Palestinian parliaments, especially in supporting the full independence of the Palestinian state from the Israeli occupation," said Al Muzzamil in a written statement received by Metrotvnews.com, on Friday (7/22/2016).

PLC head Khaled Mesmar warmly welcomed the delegation. He explained the latest situation in West Bank and Gaza Strip to them.

"Israel continues to expand their occupation by taking our lands, building walls, building barricades and killing our people," he told the delegation.

"They are also increasing assaults to the Al Aqsa Mosque," he continued.


(WAH)