A delegation of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a civil society think tank, called on Palestinian Ambassador to Bangladesh Shaher Mohammad yesterday, expressing their sympathy for the besieged people of Gaza, which has been continuously pounded by Israel for about a month now.
The team comprising CPD Executive Director Mustafizur Rahman, Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya and Additional Research Director Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem also handed over a cheque for Tk 2,00,000 for Gazans as an expression of solidarity, said a CPD press release.
CPD staff contributed two days' of their salaries for raising the fund.
More than 1,700 people of Gaza have been killed since Israeli shelling started on July 8, with the death toll mounting every hour.
The Palestinian ambassador conveyed his thanks to the CPD for the gesture, and recalled the support and sympathy voiced by the people of Bangladesh for Palestinians.
Deputy Head of the mission Yousef SY Ramadan was present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, BCS Freedom Fighter and Mujibnagar Officers and Employees Association yesterday urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to donate Tk 100 crore immediately for the Palestinian victims, said a press release.
The association also called upon the International Court of Justice to try Israel's political leadership and army generals for committing crimes against humanity in Gaza.
On behalf of the freedom fighters and family members of three million martyrs, they urged all Bangladeshis to raise voice against the Israeli atrocities.