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Anderson pays tribute to role of Palestinian women

27 September, 2017 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has praised the role of women in the Palestinian struggle. 

Speaking after attending an event in the European Parliament in Brussels, which was addressed by Palestinian activist, Leila Khaled, Martina Anderson said: 

"Sinn Fein stands shoulder to shoulder with the people of Palestine and it was one of my great honours to have led the Delegation for Palestine here in the European Parliament. 

"Palestinian women stand dignified in defiance of all that Israel can throw at them. We must stand beside them.

"This event brought together ambassadors from Venezuela, Palestinian activists, including Leila Khaled, and lawyers representing Khalida Jarra, a Palestinian politician who is currently imprisoned by the Israelis. 

"There are millions of people all over the world who support the Palestinian struggle. 

"We have protested on the streets, here in the Parliament and we have travelled to Palestine itself. We will continue to do this until peace and justice is delivered." 

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