Chairman of the National Democratic Assembly party, Knesset Member Azmi Bishara, met on Tuesday in Qatar's capital Doha with Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar.
MK Bishara, who traveled to Qatar to participate in a BBC television program, met al-Zahar at the hotel he was staying in. The two discussed Palestinian national unity, aid to the Palestinians, and ways to ease the Israeli-American pressure imposed on the Palestinians.
The Palestinian newspaper al-Quds, published in east Jerusalem, reported that al-Zahar told MK Bishara that his tour in Arab countries yielded special achievements and turned a new page in the relations between the Palestinians and the Arab countries he visited, especially Saudi Arabia, Syria, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar.
According to al-Zahar, he was greeted warmly by the hosting countries that are determined to help the Palestinian people and his government, and that they complied with all his requests.
According to al-Quds, MK Bishara expressed his support in the unity of the Palestinian people and in the elected Palestinian government, which he described as the "security fence of our people during this sensitive phase," and as "a force that will best guarantee aid, in light of the Israeli-American blockade."
Bishara's party members, MK Jamal Zahalka and MK Wasil Taha, met
last week with top Hamas officials in Jerusalem. Zahalka told Ynet after the meeting: "They didn't break the law, not even the Israeli law; the Israeli government is the one breaking the international law."