Iranian parliamentary delegation will visit Gaza Strip, MP says

A senior Iranian lawmaker says a parliamentary delegation will travel to the Gaza Strip to express solidarity with the oppressed Palestinians in the besieged territory that has recently been under intense Israeli attacks.

Members of Iran’s Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Committee will enter the coastal enclave via the southern Rafah border crossing, Mansour Haqiqatpour said on Friday night.

“The Iranian Foreign Ministry is holding consultations with Egyptian authorities on the visit,” said the legislator, who is also the deputy chairman of the committee.

He said the delegation will be headed by Alaeddin Boroujerdi, who chairs the committee, adding that the exact time of the visit is not set yet.

Israeli airstrikes, shelling, and artillery fire have left at least 30 Palestinians dead and over 280 others injured since Wednesday.

The Israeli Army is reportedly preparing for a ground offensive against the Palestinian enclave.

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