Cathy Jamieson- Scottish National Party (SNP) MP- took the opportunity of the UK parliament’s summer recess to join a delegation of politicians, led by the Council for European Palestinian Relations, to the Gaza Strip. “I had heard a lot about how the blockade of Gaza by the Israelis has affected Palestinians, but this was an opportunity for MPs and MEPs [Members of the European Parliament] to witness the situation first hand." Jamieson
PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi today met with a visiting delegation headed by British Parliamentarian Clive Lewis at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah and welcomed them to Palestine.
The Palestinian delegation, which included several Palestinian figures from Jerusalem and the 1948 territories, concluded its visit to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, which took place between September 11-16, 2017. In its final seminar attended by activists, representatives from NGO’s and local churches in London, the speakers informed the audience of the racist practices imposed by the occupying state of Israel and its continuous violations against Palestinians in Jerusalem, the West Bank and the 1948 territories.