Leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Iratxe Garcia disclosed on Tuesday that a delegation of MEPs was prevented from entering Gaza, the Middle East Monitor reported.
“Tomorrow is the 15th anniversary of the blockade [on Gaza] and we have asked to go to Gaza but were not allowed to,” Garcia announced in a press conference held in Ramallah.
Finally the Commission listens to us and today unblocks EU funding for vital public services, like cancer treatment, in Palestine.
In my meetings in Ramallah I am conveying our firm commitment to Palestinian state-building for the two-state solution, the only path to peace. pic.twitter.com/xV12cPLbbp
— Iratxe Garcia Perez/♥️ (@IratxeGarper) June 13, 2022
“I am very worried about the constantly deteriorating situation on the ground in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip,” Garcia said last week.
“We want to show our support for the Palestinian people living under occupation. Beyond East Jerusalem and the West Bank, I would have also liked to visit Gaza on the 15th anniversary of the blockade, but access was once more denied.”
“We must continue our work to make sure that one day it will be the Palestinians who control their borders and to keep the hope alive for a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” Garcia expressed.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)