TRIPOLI, Nov 20, 2012 (AFP) -
TRIPOLI, Nov 20, 2012 (AFP) –
A senior Libyan delegation is to visit the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in a show of solidarity for the Palestinian people under Israeli attack, a government official said.
The source told AFP the team will be led by Salah al-Makhzoum, vice president of the National Assembly, Libya’s highest political authority, and deputy prime minister Al-Seddik Krayem.
“This visit aims to underline the solidarity of Libya with the Palestinian people and the population of Gaza in particular.”
Libyan Red Crescent doctors and rescue workers will also form part of the delegation, which plans to deliver humanitarian aid including more than 35 tonnes of food products, the source said.
At least 120 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes and naval bombardment of Gaza since November 14, while Gaza militants have fired more than 1,000 rockets at the Jewish state, killing three Israelis.