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Parliamentary question - E-002861/2020Parliamentary question
E-002861/2020

Purchasing Heron drones from Israeli military companies to enable Frontex and the European Maritime Safety Agency to control borders

Question for written answer E-002861/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Manu Pineda (GUE/NGL), Sira Rego (GUE/NGL)

Since 2018, the EU has had contracts with Israeli military companies to purchase Heron drones worth EUR 59 million. This type of drone has been used by Israel to kill dozens of Palestinian civilians in Gaza. Frontex and the European Maritime Safety Agency use these drones to monitor and provide intelligence information on the movements of asylum seekers in the Mediterranean without offering rescue protocols for refugees exposed to fatal dangers at sea, in breach of the United Nationals Convention on the Law of the Sea. [1]

 

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