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11th Palestinians in Europe Conference to Convene in Belgium

The 11th Conference, organized by the General Secretariat of the Palestinians in Europe Conference and The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), will be held in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

The one-day conference will discuss a number of key issues related to the Palestinian people and their quest of liberation, including primary concerns like Israeli occupation, Jerusalem, refugees, prisoners, borders, statehood and others.

Thousands of Palestinians, including representatives from other Arab, Muslim and European communities are expected to take part at the event.

Palestinian speakers will be joined by other high profile individuals from the Middle East, Europe and from across the world. They will speak at the event and during its many sessions. Key figures will take part in the event such as Sheikh Rashid al Ghanoushi leader of al Nahda movement in Tunisia, President of Al Sharq Forum Wadah Khanfar, Palestinian Member of Parliament Gamal El Khoudary, Dr. Salman Abu Sitta chair of Palestine Land Foundation, Palestinian/American Journalist and Editor of Al Mizan magazine Osama Abu Rashid and Mr. Kathem Ayash chair of the Jordanian association to defend the right of return.

Additionally, a number of freed Palestinian prisoners like Mahmoud al Sirsik, Salih Al Hamouri and Ayman al Sharwna will also be attending and delivering a message on behalf of the prisoners.

A number of parallel events have also been planned including a film festival. Productions that will be displayed include the Nakba, Jersualem, settlements, Gaza siege and refugees. Workshops will be set aside to discuss the film in greater detail with the directors