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Parliamentary question - E-002277/2021Parliamentary question
E-002277/2021

Detention of the Spanish aid worker Juana Ruiz Sánchez and other HWC staff by Israel

Question for written answer  E-002277/2021/rev.1
to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Rule 138
Idoia Villanueva Ruiz (The Left)

On 13 April the Spanish citizen Juana Ruiz Sánchez, who has been living in Palestine for 35 years and is a project coordinator working for the health organisation ‘Health Work Committees’ (HWC), was arrested by the Israeli army. Since then she has been detained without trial, charge or evidence, a legal act contrary to international law, just like Taisir Abu Sharbak and Saíd Abdat from the NGO’s accounting team before her. These arrests might indicate that Israel is investigating some potential crime linked to the financing of HWC, an entity financed by Spanish cooperation aid whose projects are subject to public accountability.

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