Palestine: Statement by the Spokesperson on Israeli actions against a number of CSOs in Ramallah

August 22, 2022
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The EU shares international concerns about the raids and measures taken by Israeli forces on 18 August against a number of Palestinian Civil Society Organizations in Ramallah, in Area A of the occupied West Bank. 

Some of the Organizations affected had been listed as ‘terrorist organizations’ by the Israeli Ministry of Defence in 2021. The EU always treats accusations of terrorism or links to terrorist groups with the utmost seriousness, and has been in touch with the Israeli authorities seeking substantial information regarding the designations. On the basis of information provided thus far, allegations of misuse of EU funds by these organisations have not been substantiated.

A free and strong civil society is indispensable for promoting democratic values and for advancing towards the two-state solution. The EU is committed to its continued support to civil society that contributes to this purpose and to confidence building between Israelis and Palestinians.

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