Larijani to participate in APA meeting on Gaza in Syria

TEHRAN, Jan. 2 (FNA) -- Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani will depart to Damascus on Monday to attend a meeting of the Asian Parliament Assembly (APA) on Gaza, MP Kazem Jalali said on Friday.

The assembly, which includes Iran, Indonesia, and Syria will discuss the current crisis in the Gaza Strip, he told the Fars News Agency.

 

Jalali said the APA parliamentary speakers may decide to travel to Egypt to seek help form Egyptian officials to end the Israeli aggression on Gaza.

 

Israeli was continuing its air strikes on the besieged Gaza Strip for the seventh straight day. The attacks has killed more than 400 people and wounded hundreds of others.

 

The international community is calling on Egypt to open its border to the Gazans who have been under Israeli blockade since Palestinian resistance movement Hamas took power in the territory in 2006.

 

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