Despite Israel's reluctant commitment to a two-state solution to solve the long-lasting Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the European Union, International Criminal Court (ICC), the Vatican and various international human rights bodies put pressure on Israel to end occupation in Palestinian territories.
The 67-year-old, who has been involved in solidarity work with Palestinians for decades and volunteered at al-Shifa on and off for 17 years, has been a vocal critic of Israel's military campaigns and its occupation of Palestinian territory. During the seven-week conflict between Israel and the Hamas movement that left more than 2,000 Palestinians dead, Gilbert frequently spoke to international media, including Al Jazeera, about the situation at al-Shifa hospital, which was overwhelmed with civilian casualties.
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.
In what the global human rights NGO has described as a "cutting edge investigation", the Israeli army was found to have conducted "disproportionate, or otherwise indiscriminate, attacks which killed scores of civilians in their homes, on the streets and in vehicles and injured many more."
The infant mortality rate in the Gaza Strip has increased since 2013 to 22.3 per 1,000 births, while the number of those who died within four weeks of birth increased from 12 per 1,000 births in 2008 to 20.3 in 2013, a new study by UNRWA has shown.
Hundreds of employees with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) have held a rally in the Gaza Strip against a decision by the UN body to cut its services in the besieged territory.
According to the statement of a Palestinian Embassy in Egypt, the Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt will be exceptionally open to registered passengers for four days starting from Monday to Thursday (between the 17th and 20th of August) following months of closure.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat