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Party leader calls on Algerian president to take political measures in favour of Gaza

The president of the Algerian Workers' Party, Louisa Hanoune, called upon Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday to take stronger political measures in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Anadolu news agency reported.

Hanoune, who is a former presidential candidate, reportedly said: "After the Israeli aggression against Gaza, it has become the top issue of the current agenda of the Workers' Party."

Speaking during a party meeting on Wednesday, Hanoune explained that the issue of Gaza would now be consuming most of the time at their regular meetings.

Citing the official Algerian news agency, Anadolu reported that Hanoune said that because Algeria plays a large role in the Arab League and has good relations with Egypt, President Bouteflika ought to take stronger political measures in favour of the Gaza Strip.

She spoke about permanently opening the Rafah Crossing connecting Egypt to Gaza, as well as asking the Arab League to "continuously" and "seriously" help Palestinians in the Strip and to file complaints against the Israeli occupation in the international courts.

Hanoune also called upon the president to double the level of Algerian aid being offered to Palestinians in Gaza, who are currently in urgent need.

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