Welcome from the Chair

The Delegation for relations with Palestine is concerned with developments in the Middle East Peace Process and the European Union's policy and actions concerning the establishment of the two state-solution. The European Parliament has repeatedly expressed its strong support for the two-state solution, with the State of Israel and an independent, sovereign, free, contiguous and viable Palestinian State with living side-by-side in peace.

Delegation Members assess the situation in Palestine regularly, meeting with Palestinian authorities, our Palestinian Legislative Council counterparts, and political and community leaders as well as NGOs. We scrutinise the use of EU funds for Palestine, including to the UNRWA, and monitor EU diplomatic policy and legal positions. Our aim is to ensure that the EU is fully and effectively consistent with its own laws, notably on the labelling products originating from Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory.

The Delegation holds regular meetings in Brussels and Strasbourg to discuss the situation in Palestine. We are currently paying close attention to the situation in Gaza, to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, to settlements in Palestinian territory - illegal under international law - and to the demolition of humanitarian aid, including aid funded by the EU. Our meetings are public and often web-streamed. I invite you to watch them live.

The Delegation frequently takes action, through public statements, demonstrations and exchanges with the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, in support of human rights and international and EU law. We call on the EU and the international community to exert pressure on Israel to end its settlement policy, lift the occupation, commit to a roadmap for peace, and recognise an independent, viable and sovereign Palestinian state.

I invite you to consult the information contained in these webpages for information on our activities and positions.

Manu Pineda

10th parliamentary term (2024-2029)

18-07-2024 - 11:28
Following the elections to the European Parliament in June 2024, the first plenary session of the new parliament has adopted the numerical composition of Delegations, according to which the DPAL Delegation will be composed of 18 Members.

We will update this page as soon as the dates have been set for the constitutive meetings of the European Parliament's standing delegations.

Latest meeting: Wednesday, 24 April 2024 in Strasbourg

17-07-2024 - 16:18
During the meeting of the Delegation for relations with Palestine that took place on Wednesday, 24 April 2024, at 15h30-16h30 in Strasbourg, there were two exchanges of views:
  • on the current situation and latest developments in Palestine with the Head of the EU Representation Office to West Bank & Gaza Strip, UNRWA, Ambassador Alexandre Stutzmann
  • on the famine and starvation in Gaza with United Nations World Food Programme Senior Spokeswoman for the Regional Office Middle East, North Africa & Eastern Europe, Ms Abeer Etefa

The meeting was broadcast live on the European Parliament's website EP Multimedia Centre