Palestinians held by Israeli occupation forces in detention centres are resistance fighters who are defending their children and their land and are not terrorists, a Jordanian MP told the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference in Russia yesterday.
Wafa Bani Mustafa said:
These honourable Palestinians are defending their country and their children and are using the simplest means against the occupying state, which uses all means of force and oppression against them.
Mustafa was speaking at the 137th session of the international organisation in St Petersburg during discussions on a report on human rights.
"I am not being emotional," she added, "These are not my words but the words of international humanitarian law which says that the Palestinians are the last people who are suffering under occupation."
"I hope dust will stop being thrown into people's eyes, because the truth is clear to all who are honourable."
During the same session, the Speaker of Kuwait's National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim called on the Israeli delegation to "get out", adding that he "represents the most dangerous form of terrorism; state terrorism".