A delegation of Libyan parliamentarians arrived in Arish late Tuesday, preparing to head to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing on Wednesday.
"The visits by officials from Arab Spring countries denotes that Arab states have taken a new form," Saleh Makhzoum, the second vice chairman of Libya's National Assembly, told Turkey's Anadolu news agency
Makhzoum said the Arab League had also taken a positive step when its general secretary, Nabil al-Araby, headed an Arab-Turkish ministerial delegation to Gaza on Tuesday.
According to Makhzoum, 11 Libyan MPs plan to deliver aid supplies to the residents of Gaza and examine ways to rebuild in the densely-populated area. He added that his country would strongly support the Palestinian Authority in its bid for UN membership.
Official and popular delegations have been flocking on Gaza since the start of the Israeli attack a week ago, which began with the assassination of Hamas leader Ahmed al-Jabari, and has left more than 130 Palestinians dead so far. Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil visited the enclave last Friday, and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu headed there on Tuesday alongside other ministers from the region.Tags: Nabil al-Araby, Arab states, on Tuesday