Julie Webb-Pullman reports

PM Ismail Haniyeh welcomes Indonesian delegation

29 November 2012

In a reception at his home today, Palestinian Prime Minister ismail Haniyeh welcomed to Gaza an Indonesian delegation headed by Member of Parliament Mafudz Shedeq. The delegation included members of the Indonesian parliament, NGO’s, and the media.

Ismail Haniyeh greeting a member of the delegation

Mr Shedeq told the Prime Minister that Indonesians will always stand with Palestine in its struggle against the Zionists.

“We will never let them hurt you, because if they hurt you, they hurt us,” he said.

Mr Shedeq announced that his delegation had brought more than one million dollars to assist with alleviating the humanitarian needs created by the recent Israeli aggression against Gaza.

Indonesian MP Mafudz Shedeq announces million-dollar donation to Gaza relief

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh stressed that the recent victory against Zionist aggression was not only a victory for Palestine, but also for every Muslim in the world.

“We are not alone, we are one flesh,” he said.

Ismail Haniyeh: We are not alone

PM Haniyeh added that the Palestinian cause, and the Palestinian conflict, are not just those of Palestine but also of the entire Muslim world.

Haniyeh then presented Mr Shedeq with a commemorative certificate.

Mafudz Shedeq and Ismail Haniyeh

As the delegation began to leave, one of the members of the media contingent told me that they were all very disturbed by the Israeli attacks on journalists and media offices during the recent Israeli military offensive against Gaza.

“They are not appropriate, and we were very sorry to hear about them,” they said, adding that they hope the Palestinian bid for United Nations observer status is successful.

One of the media contingent farewelling Ismail Haniyeh.

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