Al Jazeera English, February 18, 2009 - A visiting British parliamentary delegation on Tuesday expressed shock at seeing the enormity of destruction in the Gaza Strip and called for lifting the unjust siege and holding Israel's leaders accountable for what they did against the Gaza people.
Head of the British delegation Richard Borden told a news conference held at the Ramattan press center in Gaza city that they came to Gaza to witness the impact of Israel's aggression and to figure out what happened on the ground in order to know the best means to help the Palestinians in the Strip.
Borden underlined that the delegation would report about its visit to the British house of commons, and would demand the opening of crossings and an increase in aid.
The British lawmaker added that the visiting MPs would stress before the British parliament the need for holding Israel accountable for what it did in Gaza and for getting answers from it about the reasons for targeting schools and hospitals, noting that they would meet with Israeli officials to obtain these answers.
The lawmaker said that he and his colleagues were extremely shocked when they saw the size of destruction in reality not as shown on TV screens in Britain....