Gaza, 26 November 2021 (TDI): According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, a European delegation arrived in the besieged Gaza Strip to inspect the situation there.
The spokesman for the European Union office in Jerusalem, Shadi Othman, told State News Agency that “this is the largest European diplomatic delegation to visit the Gaza Strip at one time”. However, the organization visited occupied territories on November 22. In this visit, the EU reiterated its strong opposition to Israel’s policies.
In addition, the purpose of the visit to Gaza was to see the developments after the massacre this year. As well, the EU has a political message based on lifting the blockade imposed by Israel since 2005. The EU considers as a priority national unity in a way that would allow the Palestinian government to fully carry out its duties in the Gaza Strip.
Schedule of the visit and inspection sites
In that sense, the delegation will meet with representatives of various political sectors to hear from them the latest developments in the Gaza Strip. They will cover the current situation and will include a visit to strawberry farms in Beit Lahiya and Sudaniyeh neighborhoods. The European delegation will also meet with producers in the north and in the central Gaza Strip. It will include a visit to the water desalination plant in Deir al-Balah and a visit to Rafah crossing with Egypt and Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) commercial crossing with Israel, as well as the fishermen port.
The visits of the European Union represent the intention of the organism by an active sponsor for the end of the occupation. Furthermore, these inspections exclusively analyze the living conditions of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, especially in occupied territory.
The position of the European Union in relation to the Palestinian question is clear. It advocates for the two-state solution, under the normative framework of international law.