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News, September 2012
80 Palestinian Organizations Protest Against EU for Upgrading its Economic and Diplomatic Relations with Israeli Occupation, Apartheid State
[ 06/09/2012 - 11:48 AM ]
Eighty Palestinian non-governmental organizations condemned the European Union's recent decision to upgrade its economic and diplomatic relations with Israel in more than 60 fields.
The organizations considered the European decision as a disavowal to the European-Israeli partnership agreement that stipulates an Israeli commitment to the international human rights principles, where Israeli occupation continued its daily violations of the international human rights conventions.
A delegation of the Palestinian NGO Network visited the European Union office in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. In addition the network in Ramallah handed a petition to the European Union office in Jerusalem and Ramallah.
The Delegation of the network expressed the Palestinian people shock towards the European decision to widen its relationship with Israel despite the Israeli violations of international law and the fourth Geneva Convention, stressing on the good relations between the EU and Palestinian people.
The delegation called on the European Union to impose tough sanctions on the Israeli occupation, and not to reward it for its violations and crimes.
It is noted that the EU will offer Israel upgraded trade and diplomatic relations in more than 60 areas at a high-level meeting in Brussels on Tuesday, just weeks after European foreign ministers warned that Israeli policies in the West Bank "threaten to make a two-state solution impossible".
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