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Israel denies EU request to meet with Palestinian prisoners: report

Al-Akhbar | March 7, 2014

253462_345x230Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman refused to allow a delegation from the European Parliament to visit Palestinians jailed in Israeli prisons, a local newspaper reported Friday.

Yedioth Ahronoth said the European delegation had hoped to evaluate the prisoners’ conditions.

The paper reported that Elmar Brok, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the European Parliament, had asked Israel’s ambassador to the EU to arrange a visit for the delegation.

But Lieberman responded by saying Israel would only allow such a visit if the EU would let an Israeli delegation visit prisons in Europe.

The report cited sources inside Israel’s foreign affairs ministry that the European request had been made in coordination Palestinian and international activists working to highlight the poor conditions inside Israeli prisons.

The news came one day after Israel refused to allow Palestinian refugees from Syria to return to the Palestinians territories, according to Palestinian Authority official cited by Ma’an news agency.

Fatah central committee member Mohammed Ishtayyeh told diplomats at a meeting organized by the Heinrich Böll Foundation – a group affiliated with Germany’s Green Party – that they have been trying to help Palestinians in Syria escape the three-year-long war, but Israeli officials have rejected their pleas.

Around 1,500 Palestinian were killed during the Syria conflict, and 250,000 others have been forced to leave their homes, according to Ma’an.

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2 Comments »

  1. The Nazis let the RED CROSS into concentration camps …. so Israel is WORSE than the Nazis.

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    Comment by William | March 8, 2014 | Reply

  2. well William do you even know what Nazi stands for?
    it stands for the wool pulled over your eyes and the eyes of most of this world
    .
    NAZI = National Zionist Party (this is a truth that has been hidden for far too long, but no more)

    WWI and WWII were about Zionist claiming a homeland for themselves
    (the terrorist State of Israel)

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    Comment by toboldlygo | March 8, 2014 | Reply


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