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May 11, 2012

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

A view of Iran’s Majlis

A view of Iran’s Majlis
Iranian lawmakers have voiced support for hundreds of Palestinian detainees on an open-ended hunger strike in Israeli jails and called on the international community to put an end to Israel’s rights violations.

A Wednesday statement issued by 201 Iranian legislators lauded the mass hunger strike as an uprising which denotes unity among Palestinians in Israeli prisons.

The statement pointed to the illegal detention of Palestinian people and even lawmakers by Israel and added, “The gross violation of human rights by Israel has caused the Palestinian captives to stage a hunger strike in order to make their oppressed voices heard by the international community and human rights organizations, and ask for the minimal observance of international criteria.”

The Iranian lawmakers also rapped international organizations for their silence over six decades of Israeli crimes and its violation of international…

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