58 Members of European Parliament issued a letter to European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, urging action to free imprisoned Palestinian parliamentarian and political leader Khalida Jarrar.
The left-wing group of the European Parliament led Tuesday constructive dialogue with European Parliament President Martian Schulz regarding Israel's continued denial of access to Gaza for European Parliament delegations visiting Palestine, among other issues.
On May 15 of every year, Palestinians mark "Nakba Day" – when the state of Israel was founded in 1948 – to reaffirm their right of return to the lands from which their ancestors were forcibly displaced. Since that year, the Palestinian cause has gone through several milestones, beginning with the armed struggle against Israel in the 1950s and early 1960s.
The European Parliament was the latest platform for discussion of the Palestinian issue in a political seminar organised by EuroPal Forum, hosted by Irish parliamentarian and MEP Martina Anderson on Tuesday 26th May 2015.
The EU must fulfil its responsibilities as an influential player and take a bold and comprehensive peace initiative for the region, MEPs said, regretting the lack of a comprehensive and coherent vision of the EU's engagement in the Middle East Peace Process, despite its ambitions there.
EuroPal Forum took a number of on-ground steps to expand its official European network as a part of its efforts to create a more balanced understanding of the Palestinian issues. . This comes as a practical interpretation of its mission to build a comprehensive European support that includes both grassroots and official decision-making bodies to help the Palestinians to gain their rights.
Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with Palestine Martina Anderson has called for East Jerusalem to be placed under immediate international protection after a series of violent clashes have left several dead and tensions heightened to an extreme level.
The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP) and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network issued a joint appeal to all Members of European Parliament on the killing of Omar Nayef Zayed, on 26 February 2016.