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Human Rights committee to convene over Gaza

Palestinians extinguish a fire in the wreckage of a building, which was hit in an Israeli strike, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on August 2, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ SAID KHATIB

BEIRUT: Lebanon's Human Rights Parliamentary Committee will convene this week in solidarity with Gaza, the National News Agency said.

Members of the committee will gather Tuesday morning in Parliament to express solidarity with the Palestinian people in the face of the Israeli aggression on Gaza.

Now in its 26th day, the Israeli war on Gaza has killed more than 1,500 Palestinians, while more than 50 Israelis have died.

A number of ministers, lawmakers and representative of U.N. agencies as well as civil society groups will attend the meeting.

Earlier this week, Lebanon’s Parliament convened a session in the General Assembly hall with the heads of parliamentary blocs giving speech and demanding an end to the conflict in Gaza and the persecution of Christians in Iraq.

 

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