CAIRO, May 21 (KUNA) -- Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim on Saturday said he was pleased with results of 33rd conference of the Arab Inter-parliamentary Union affirming that the results would boost morale "of our brothers in occupied Palestine." Speaking upon conclusion of the convention, Al-Ghanim affirmed that the Kuwaiti delegation proposed setting up a special fund for supporting "the soft forces" in Palestine, alluding to non-combatants such as writers, novelists and journalists.
Al-Ghanim pointed out that supporting these figures and non-combatant activists would help in maintaining the Palestinians' memory and history, a matter of paramount significance for backing the Palestinians' steadfastness in the occupied territories.
He pledged that there would be no let-up in the political efforts to enable the Palestinians retain their rights.
The Kuwaiti parliament speaker, in his speech, named among the unarmed strugglers, the famous novelist Ghassan Kanafani, whose works shed light in details on the Palestinians' perils and struggle against occupation, and the journalist Shirine Abu Aqleh, who was recently killed with a bullet in the head in Jenin. (pickup previous) ms.rk