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EU should challenge Israel over Palestinian power shortages - Anderson

25 April, 2017 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has called on the EU to review a gas pipeline deal with Israel in light of serious power shortages in Palestine. 

Martina Anderson said: 

"This latest gas pipeline deal, agreed by Cyprus, Greece and Italy will do nothing to address the serious power shortages in Palestine and the suffering of the Palestinian people. 

"Currently schools, hospitals and health services cannot operate properly in Palestine as a result of crippling power shortages brought about by Israeli actions. 

"This is adding to the growing humanitarian problems the Palestinian people face on a daily basis. 

"The international community, and the European Union in particular, have a responsibility to help the Palestinian people. 

"I am calling for this gas pipeline deal to be reviewed in light of the power shortages in Palestine."

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