Days of Palestine

Tuesday, June 6

Arab League Calls on EU to Recognize State of Palestine

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League of Arab States called Tuesday, 4 October 2022 on the European Union to recognize the State of Palestine and to reconsider its relations with the Israeli occupation.

The Arab League urged the European Union to exert pressure on the Israeli occupation to comply with the principles of international law and to respect Palestinian human rights, rejecting the convening of the Association Council between the European Union and the Israeli occupation. 

Saeed Abu Ali, Arab League assistant secretary-general for Palestinian affairs and occupied Arab territories, said that the General Secretariat of the Arab League is following up on the convening of the Association Council between the European Union and Israeli occupation, to be held in Brussels. 

Abu Ali stated that the council is being held in light of the Israeli occupation’s adherence to perpetuating its violations in the occupied Palestinian lands since 1967 against the Palestinian people.

He noted that the General Secretariat’s rejection to hold such a meeting stems from its keenness to strengthen and develop partnership and neighborly relations with the European Union and its responsibility toward the Palestinian cause.

The Arab League assistant continued that the strengthening of the partnership between the European Union and the Israeli occupation represents an encouragement to the occupation and its aggressive violations and a reward for its racist for its policies, practices, and crimes.

He further called on the EU to resume a serious and credible peace process within a specific time frame that leads to ending the Israeli occupation of the occupied Palestinian lands, and establishing an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, in order to achieve a just peace.