17 January 2013 |Reference 6/2013
On Wednesday 17 January 2013, Mr.
Issam Younis, the director of Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, received a diplomatic delegation from the Representative Office of Norway to the Palestinian Authority.
The delegation includes Norwegian ambassador Mr.
Hans Jacob Frydenlund and Mr.
Bjorn Erik Berggrav.
The meeting covered the economic, humanitarian, and human rights situation in the Gaza Strip.
Discussed were the consequences of the Israeli siege imposed on Gaza and its devastating impact on life in the Gaza Strip.
Younis asserted that the international community should review its line of policy towards the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt); particularly towards showing better respect to its legal and moral obligations to civilians.
He also emphasized that efforts to achieve Palestinian reconciliation must be continued.
Younis stressed the importance of the international community as required, to consider peace processes and negotiations on the basis of international law and the International Bill of Human Rights.
The meeting took place as part of Al Mezan's efforts to mitigate the suffering of Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and is part of Al Mezan’s efforts to convey the victims’ suffering to the international community.
Al Mezan also urges the international community to exert more efforts in calling for the lifting of the Israeli siege imposed on Gaza.
Also, Al Mezan reaffirms the need for perpetrators of human rights violations to be brought to justice.
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