European United Left/Nordic Green Left
European Parliamentary Group 06/09/2014
EU must tear up association agreement with Israel
After a visit to the Makassed Islamic Charitable Hospital in East Jerusalem where GUE/NGL MEPs met victims of Israel’s latest attack on Gaza, including a father and his 3-year old son who have both lost limbs, they called for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate these war crimes.
Israel’s direct targeting of civilians and its reckless cause of civilian deaths is a clear breach of international human rights law.
Given that Article 2 of the EU-Israeli association agreement states that the agreement would end if there is evidence of human rights abuses, MEPs are calling for an immediate end to the association agreement.
The MEPs also discussed the need to support smart social action; growing numbers of people around the world who have been horrified by Israel’s brutality are boycotting Israeli products produced in illegal settlements.
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