The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed every year on 29 November and was instituted by the UN General Assembly in 1977.
Its celebration is particularly poignant this year as it takes place just a few months after the Palestinian flag was raised at the UN headquarters in New York.
GUE/NGL MEP Martina Anderson, Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Palestine, comments:
"Ahead of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people I would like to reiterate my call to place Palestine and its people under international protection. The occupiers will not protect the occupied.
"Israel's blockade of Gaza must end. Israel's settler activity and terror must end. The collective punishment of Palestinian youths must end. The occupation must end.
"Genuine progress towards a peaceful two-state solution cannot be made in a climate of fear and intimidation.”
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