Leftist elected officials, led by Eric Cockerill, will head to Rafah

Leftist elected officials, led by Eric Cockerill, will head to Rafah

This trip was announced last week by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who was himself returning from Lebanon.

The MP for Seine-Saint-Denis said on Friday that a delegation including 22 elected officials, most of them left-wing parliamentarians, led by Insoumise Eric Cockerill, will head next week to Rafah, on the border between Egypt and Gaza. “Its goal is to demand an immediate and permanent ceasefire until all weapons stop, and until the Israeli military intervention that leads to the massacre of Palestinian civilians in Gaza stops.”This press release specifies.

Around Eric Cockerill there will be in particular the Insomis Thomas Portes, Alma Dufour, Sébastien Delogo and Ersilia Sodis, the environmentalist Sabrina Sobihi, the socialist Anna Beck and the communist Soumya Borwaha. The delegation is scheduled to leave Cairo on Sunday, February 4 “Towards southern Gaza with permission from the Egyptian authorities.”.

The visit is planned for several weeks

Elected officials will meet “Non-governmental organizations and humanitarian associations working in Rafah, representatives of the Palestinian Authority (Fatah, editor’s note), the French ambassador to Egypt and members of the Egyptian authorities.”. “It is a trip that I had been imagining since December. For security reasons, it took us some time to obtain permission from the Egyptians.”Eric Cockerill told reporters.

This trip was announced last week by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who was himself returning from Lebanon. La France insoumise was announced on Friday “be pleased” The decision of the International Court of Justice, which called on Israel to do everything in its power to prevent any of its actions “Genocide” In the Gaza Strip.

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