The solidarity activists of the aid convoy “Miles of Smiles 7” were received and welcomed by the representatives of The Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC),under the chairmanship of Dr.Ahmad Bahar ,the first deputy the PLC chairman, at the headquarters of the council in Gaza.
Dr.Bahar paid tribute to the convoy and to the humanitarian and brotherly sympathy with the Palestinian people, and hailed their efforts to reach Gaza under the ongoing siege for the fifth consecutive year.
He expressed thanks and appreciation to the convoy’s efforts saying “We appreciate this visit that demonstrates your love for Palestine, while you are carrying medical assistance to the Palestinian patients, and to Palestinian children in particular".
"Thanks to your efforts, your are supporting the Palestinian cause, and the Palestinian children who were banned from being treated abroad due to the blockade, today you drew a smile on faces of our children and their parents”, Dr. Bahar added.
Dr. Bahar also talked about the Zionist measures against the prisoners, and how they are deprived from their simplest rights being guaranteed by the international law, calling all international, humanitarian, and legal institutions to exert effective efforts to release all prisoners, underlining their just cause that needs the support of all free people of the world.
He highlighted the suffering of Gaza citizens due to the ongoing oppressive siege ,that led to increasing the number of patients banned from traveling abroad, and consequently increasing the death toll.
He added “ We would confirm to you that our people do not bargin on the principles of its freedom, and its independence “ noting that our people chose reconciliation in order to maintain the Palestinian constants.
“ We confirm that reconciliation is a strategy of our people, and it is a national, humanitarian , and legitimate necessity” Dr.Bahar elaborated