We would like to inform you that upon invitation of the Palestinian Committee for Peace and Solidarity and of the Peace Committee in Israel, a delegation of Peace Committees from Cyprus(CPC),Turkey(PA) and Greeece (EEDYE), all members of the WPC, will visit Palestine and Israel from August 8-13th, 2014.
The solidarity mission of the Peace Committees of the Eastern Mediterranean, under the auspices of the WPC, will meet in Palestine with the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), with the PLO and all political parties of Palestine, along with social movements and organisations in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The delegation will be guided by the positions and principles of the WPC, which denounced and condemned the atrocities of the Israeli army against the Palestinian people in the Gaza strip for one month.
The aim of the mission is to convey the full-hearted solidarity and support to the suffering Palestinian people, to meet and exchange views and information on how to strengthen the solidarity movement in the world, unmasking at the same time the hypocrisy of many governments who equate the victim with the aggressor, providing direct or indirect support to the occupation of Palestine by the Israeli regime.
The delegation will meet in Tel Aviv and Haifa with Peace forces and political parties of Israel, who stood up firmly against the aggression of the Israeli army in the Palestinian Gaza Strip.
The WPC mission to Palestine and Israel will underline the principle positions for the establishment of an independent State of Palestine within the borders of 4th June 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital, the demand for the release of all Palestinian political prisoners from Israeli jails and the right for the return of the Palestinian Refuggees,according to the relvant UN resolutions.
The delegation will be composed by Christos Kourtellaris, General Secretary of the Cyprus Peace Council (CPC), Zuhal Okuyan, President of ther Peace Association (PA) of Turkey and Iraklis Tsavdaridis, member of the Secretariat of the Greek Peace Committee (EEDYE) and Excutive Secretary of WPC.
Athens, 7th August 2014