London – Wednesday 25th January 2017
The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) has presented an honorary plaque to Green Party’s co-leader Caroline Lucas for her support to the centre’s bid to be recognised as an NGO with special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.
The Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion expressed her solidarity with PRC and Palestinian people in their quest for self-determination. PRC briefed her on the dire worsening situation in the Occupied Gaza Strip and asked her to raise this issue in Parliament. Ms. Lucas reassured the centre that she would make efforts to raise this particular issue.
In May 2016, Ms Lucas spoke at a cross-party event in Parliament organised by the centre and co-sponsored by Labour Friends of Palestine (LFPME), SNP Friends of Palestine (SNPFP) and Lib Dems Friends of Palestine (LDFP) to commemorate the Palestinian Nakba of 1948, when over 750,000 Palestinians were displaced by Zionist militias and created the Palestinian refugee problem. Currently there are over 7 million Palestinian refugees displaced around the world that are denied by Israel their internationally recognised right to return.