Parliamentarians for al-Quds Concludes its Fifth Conference

The League of Parliamentarians for al-Quds concluded on Sunday the activities of its fifth international parliamentary conference, entitled: ‘Freedom and Independence for Palestine,’ held under the auspices of the Turkish Parliament in Istanbul.

The three-day conference was attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Speaker of the Turkish Parliament Prof. Numan Kurtulmuş, over 700 parliamentarians from 80 countries, and official, international and Turkish figures.

In the final statement of the conference, LP4Q called for the establishment of an international legal initiative supported by parliamentarians and parliaments that would coordinate the efforts of legal professionals working to prosecute genocidal war criminals, support the global boycott movement of the Israeli occupation and its supporters, demand that parliaments enact laws contributing to boycott movements and criminalize dealing with the Israeli occupation.

Moreover, the statement asks all participating parliamentarians and parliaments to prompt LP4Q’s role as a global parliamentary legal and political umbrella that supports Palestinian rights, and to coordinate international parliamentary efforts in confronting the parties aiding the war of genocide in the Gaza Strip.

The conference attendees also believe that the Israeli occupation is the greatest obstacle in achieving peace in the region and a tremendous threat to world peace, stressing that the Palestinian parties who’ve been defending their people and land are liberation movements worthy of praise. Thus, They refuse to label them as terrorists and ISIS-like movements.

The conference’s opening session included speeches by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Speaker of the Turkish Parliament Prof. Numan Kurtulmuş, LP4Q President Mr. Hamid bin Abdullah Al-Ahmar, and President of LP4Q in Türkiye Dr. Nureddin Nebati, as well as presidents of parliament and participating delegations.

On the second day, LP4Q held a parliamentary forum session, which included speeches by participating parliamentarians, a legal symposium with the participation of Turkish Minister of Justice Yılmaz Tunç and a humanitarian seminar supporting relief projects for the Gaza Strip.

On the third day, a political symposium was organized, during which LP4Q reviewed its comprehensive executive reports on its performance and work in the last four years (2020-2023). Furthermore, LP4Q’s executive board elections were held, and its statute was reviewed.

On the sidelines, the ‘Jerusalem Exhibition’ initiative was carried out, seeking to raise awareness regarding the threats facing Jerusalem, in addition to exhibitions related to the Palestinian cause and heritage and another exhibition concerning the ongoing genocidal war in the Gaza Strip.”