Palestinian envoy visits Talat's residence, presents gift -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Palestinian envoy visits Talat’s residence, presents gift

ISLAMABAD: Palestinian Ambassador to Pakistan Hazem Hussain Abu Shanab on Sunday visited the residence of senior journalist Syed Talat Hussain, Director News and Current Affairs Aaj News, and presented him a traditional Palestinian handkerchief as a gift.

Talat Hussain was part of the aid mission and onboard the Turkish ship that came under attack of Israeli forces some days back. The ship was carrying relief goods to Gaza strip for the besieged Palestinians. Around 20 people were killed and a number of others were injured as a result of Israeli attack.

Israel had arrested the people, who remained unhurt including Talat Hussain and two other Pakistanis. Later, they were released after intervention of international community.

The ambassador said people of Palestine consider Pakistan as their second home and visit of Talat Hussain to Palestine has increased their affection manifold with their Pakistani brethren. The envoy said Palestinians would continue their struggle to get freedom from Israeli occupation, expressing the firm resolve that they would soon get liberation from Israel.

“Palestine would soon be got liberated from Israeli subjugation and Jerusalem would be its capital,” he added.

He said people of 38 countries were on-board the Turkish aid ship and Israeli attack on the relief shipment was an open violation of international laws and tantamount to an open aggression against these countries.

He urged the international community to get united and play their role in liberation of Palestine. Talat Hussain thanked the ambassador for visiting his residence and expressed solidarity with Palestinians in their freedom struggle.
Source: Business Recorder
Date:6/7/2010