The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday that dozens of Palestinian irregular migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea off the coasts of Libya and Greece.
The political adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Al-Deek, said the Palestine embassy in Libya is following up the matter after two boats carrying irregular immigrants – including Palestinians – were rescued in the waters near the cities of Sabratha and Misrata.
Al-Deek said the first boat included about six Palestinians who are now being held in the illegal immigration centre in western Libya, while the second boat had 16 Palestinians, including four women. They are now in a migrants' detention centre near the city of Misrata.
"Information regarding the second boat and the number of Palestinian citizens on board is not yet clear, as the embassy is following up on this issue with the competent Greek authorities," he added.