Manama, Feb. 5. (BNA) – Shura Council Chairman H.E. Ali bin Saleh Al Saleh today called for the need to adhere to dialogue as the main means to solve conflicts and put an end to Palestinian internal division so as to create positive conditions for Palestinian reconciliation and national unity to take place and mobilise support for the Palestinian cause.
Speaking as received here today H.E. Ismail Haniyeh and his accompanying delegation, currently visiting the kingdom as part of a regional tour, Al Salah praised the visit and asserted that the Palestinian cause has always been backed by the Bahraini people, citing the kingdom's firm stances in support of the Palestinians' legitimate right to establish their independent state on their national territory, with Jerusalem as its capital.
He also called upon Palestinians to restore their national cohesion and unity as soon as possible, praying to Allah Almighty to protect the Palestinian people.
The latest Palestinian developments and other issues of mutual concern were reviewed.
For his part, H.E. Ismail Haniyeh expressed his heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the kingdom's wise leadership and people for their incessant support for the Palestinian people, which, he said, helped reduce Palestinian people's sufferings.
He also gave an update on Israel's campaign to Judaize Jerusalem, the Gaza siege, and arrest of Palestinian authority members, in breach of international laws and human rights principles, called for the need to activate Arab parliamentary efforts to address these violations.
Legislative Affairs Minister Hon. Abdulaziz Mohammed Al Fadhel, First Deputy Shura Council Chairman Hon. Jamal Mohammed Fakhro, Chairman of the Shura Council's Foreign Affairs, Defence and National Security Committee Hon. Dr. Salah Ali, Chairman of the Financial and Economic Affairs Khalid Al Muskati, Chairman of Public Facilities and Environment Committee Hon. Sadiq Abdulkarim Al Shihabi and Chairman of the Services Committee Hon. Abdulrahman Abdulsalem.