EU Member States Sell Weapons to Israel, Help Enforce Israel’s Illegal Settlement in Occupied Territories

The human rights provisions of the EU­-Israel Association Agreement are being continuously violated by the supply of arms and military equipment from the UK and other member states which are used to implement both an illegal occupation of the West Bank as well as the six year illegal blockade of essential goods to 1.8 million civilians in Gaza. This is leading to increased violence and the threat of a bloody intifada that could see the Holy City in flames.

It is, of course, a complete tragedy that the US congress is in the pocket of Netanyahu and the Israel Lobby. This has resulted in the recent authorisation of more millions of dollars’ worth of arms and killing machines to the Israeli government for use by the infamous IDF against an unarmed civilian population in the Occupied Territories.

However, the European Union is not a lobby-­subservient American congress but a democratic, primarily Christian, union of 28 independent nation states. We should not be colluding in illegal occupations, settlements and blockades against a dispossessed, indigenous people of five million souls whether black, white, Muslim or anyone else.

It is now high time that the European Parliament enforced the human rights provisions of the EU Association Agreement with the Netanyahu government and implements an immediate ban on all arms trade with the Israeli military occupation.

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Articles by: Anthony Bellchambers

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