Senior lawmaker Kazem Jalali said the Parliamentary Union of Islamic Countries (PUIC) is to hold its troika meeting in Tehran today (July 22) to discuss the situation in Gaza
Talking to reporters on Sunday, he said several parliament speakers are to take part in the Tehran meeting which is set to explore ways of defending the Palestinian nation.
“The Zionist regime [of Israel] is afraid of the prolongation of war on Gaza. Therefore, it is looking for a mediator to end the war,” Kazem Jalali, the Head of Islamic Parliament Research Center of Iran, said on Monday.
Jalali condemned the Zionist regime for its atrocities against the people in Gaza.
He noted that the Zionist regime has been denying access to all kinds of supplies, including foodstuff, medicine and humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip for many years now.
Stressing that the Gaza people are suffering from severe plight at present, he said the Israeli crimes are taking place in the holy month of Ramadan resulting in martyrdom of hundreds of fasting people including defenseless women and children.
He expressed regret over the indifference of certain Islamic countries with the Tel Aviv regime and said the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations, has shown no reaction yet in this respect.
He noted that amidst this deadly silence even by a number of Islamic organizations, the Islamic Parliament of Iran is hosting the PUIC troika to voice support for the defenseless people of Gaza.
Parliament speakers of Iran, Sudan, Mali, Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Palestine along with a delegation from the Lebanese parliament have already voiced readiness to take part in the meeting, he said.
According to Jalali, MPs from Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Malaysia and Indonesia have also been invited to the one-day event.
The Iranian lawmaker described as “reprehensible” the Israeli regime’s crimes against Palestinians.
Since July 8, the Israeli regime has struck more than 1,800 targets across Gaza, which is home to around 1.8 million Palestinians. The strikes have so far claimed the lives of more than 575 with over 3,500 others injured.
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