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#Illegal – EU condemns Israelis granting of additional 2,000 housing units in occupied West Bank

#Illegal – EU condemns Israelis granting of additional 2,000 housing units in occupied West Bank

| August 8, 2019

Israeli authorities have approved the advancement of well over 2.000 housing units in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. The European Union’s position on Israeli settlement policy in the occupied Palestinian territory is clear and remains unchanged: all settlement activity is illegal under international law and it erodes the viability of the two-state solution […]

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#UnitedArabEmirates contributes $50 million to #UNRWA in show of solidarity with Palestine refugees

#UnitedArabEmirates contributes $50 million to #UNRWA in show of solidarity with Palestine refugees

| July 29, 2019

Students at the UNRWA Birzeit Girls’ School, West Bank, 22 November, 2018. © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a US$ 50 million contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), thus reiterating its commitment to support the vital and […]

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#Israel – Commission condemns demolition of Palestinian homes in Sur Baher

#Israel – Commission condemns demolition of Palestinian homes in Sur Baher

| July 22, 2019

The EU’s spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiation, Maja Kocijancic issued a statement following the illegal destruction of Palestinian homes in Sur Baher.  “Israeli authorities have proceeded with the demolition of 10 Palestinian buildings, containing some 70 apartments, in Wadi al Hummus, part of Sur Baher neighbourhood in occupied […]

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Spanish MEP hosts two members of a #PalestinianTerroristGroup in European Parliament

Spanish MEP hosts two members of a #PalestinianTerroristGroup in European Parliament

| July 19, 2019

A Spanish MEP, Manuel Pineda (3rd from left), member of the Groupd of United Left/Nordic Green Left, hosted in the European parliament in Brussels – without any problem –  two senior members of the PFLP, Khaled Barakat (2nd from L) and Mohammad al-Khatib (right), as well as his wife, Charlotte Kates, international coordinator of Samidoun, […]

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More than 60 British lords criticize Corbyn over #AntiSemitism

More than 60 British lords criticize Corbyn over #AntiSemitism

| July 17, 2019

More than 60 opposition Labour members of Britain’s upper house of parliament signed a statement in a newspaper on Wednesday (17 July) accusing leader Jeremy Corbyn of failing “the test of leadership” over anti-Semitism in the party, writes Elizabeth Piper. Corbyn, a veteran campaigner for Palestinian rights and critic of the Israeli government, has long […]

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#Gaza – Disastrous blockade means more than one million people in Gaza may not have enough food by June

#Gaza – Disastrous blockade means more than one million people in Gaza may not have enough food by June

| May 13, 2019

Palestine refugee children near an UNRWA emergency food assistance distribution centre. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan UNRWA, the United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and mandated to provide assistance and protection to some 5.4 million Palestine refugees, is struggling to continue providing food to more than 1 million Palestine […]

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#Palestine – ‘The EU is a serious player, it could reactivate The Quartet’ says Mansour

#Palestine – ‘The EU is a serious player, it could reactivate The Quartet’ says Mansour

| March 7, 2019

The United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People visited Brussels on 6 March to meet with European Union officials and parliamentarians. Delegates described the meetings as “very productive”, writes Catherine Feore. The visit aimed to reinvigorate regional and national action in Europe and breathe new life into the […]

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