Arab lawmakers discuss Gaza at Lebanon meeting

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January 1, 2009 14:41




Lebanon's Parliament Speaker and Hizbullah ally Nabih Berri is urging Arabs to support Palestinian "resistance" in Gaza to prove Israel cannot break the will of the Arab people. Berri spoke at the start of Thursday's conference of the Arab Parliamentarians Union in the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre. The gathering of parliament speakers and legislators from around the Arab world is to discuss the IDF offensive on Gaza. Tyre was chosen as venue because it was bombed by Israel during the Second Lebanon War. The union chief, Iraq's acting Parliament Speaker Khaled al-Attiyah, said Israel's attack on Gaza was a "crime against humanity."


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