EU protests Israel’s de facto annexation

In a joint letter, more than 400 European parliamentarians called on foreign ministers of their countries to stop Israel's de facto annexation of the West Bank and end the isolation of Gaza.

Iran PressEurope: Parliamentarians from 22 European countries, addressed EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and foreign ministers of the European countries, saying that the Joe Biden presidency in the US is an opportunity to address the Israel-Palestinian conflict with renewed effort.

"This letter is an important decision to put additional pressure on the occupation government to stop its violations and crimes against Palestinians,” said Younes Arar, the head of the international relations department on Palestinian Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission.

“This letter should be followed by pragmatic steps, Israel must be subjected to international sanctions to stop its violations in Palestinian territories,” Arar added.

“We are waiting for the European Union to recognize the State of Palestine, and take actions to stop the annexation plans. The Israeli forces demolished the community of Homsa al-Baqia many times in the presence of the European diplomatic delegations which is insulting to the political and economic strength of the EU,” Arar said.

The letter decried the rapid progress of de facto annexation, especially through accelerated settlement expansion and demolition of Palestinian structures.

It added that a record number of demolitions of Palestinian homes was reported last year despite the pandemic.


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