The Government reiterates its support for Palestinian society and organizations

The Government has reiterated, in response to senator of EH Bildu Gorka Elejabarrieta, “its support for Palestinian civil society as an indispensable actor for the construction of a future independent and democratic Palestinian state.”

In the same letter, he announced that he had not received “any evidence from the Israeli authorities” that would demonstrate the connection of the humanitarian worker Juana Ruiz with “terrorist organizations”.

The Government’s response comes after the representative for Gipuzkoa of the Basque training, Gorka Elejabarrieta, reported that the Israeli Defense Ministry had classified six Palestinian NGOs as “terrorist organizations”. An accusation based on an alleged support and financing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Juana Ruiz was charged for her ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Elejabarrieta, who took the opportunity to recall that the human rights defender Juana Ruiz was accused for links to the PFLPHe questioned the Executive if he was interested in the NGO issue, as well as if he plans to take a position and if he has asked Israel to release Ruiz from prison.

And, although the Government has supported both the Palestinian citizenry, and the organizations, on Juana ruiz, has detailed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union, Cooperation “in full” and “the foreign service units directly involved” continue to work under Ruiz, “from the moment of his arrest.”

In this regard, “the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jose Manuel Albares, has made representations at the highest level to the Israeli authorities, including two telephone conversations with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, “they have detailed.


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