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MEPs demand EU pressure on Netanyahu in upcoming visit

08/12/2017

MEPs demand EU pressure on Netanyahu in upcoming visit

GUE/NGL MEPs and those of other groups have written to the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini reminding her of longstanding European Parliament demands in relation to Israel's international obligations, ahead of an informal meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday.
 
The letter asks that European Foreign Affairs Ministers press Israel on violations of human rights against Palestinians such as the practice of administrative detention, systematic expulsions of Palestinian communities and the blockade of Gaza.
 
Netanyahu's visit comes at a time when Israel is escalating its repression against Palestinians as they protest the recent Trump decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem.
 
The full text of the letter can be found here.

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