Parliamentary question - E-002351/2022Parliamentary question

The resumption of EU funding to the Palestinian Authority

Question for written answer  E-002351/2022
to the Commission
Rule 138
Miriam Lexmann (PPE), David Lega (PPE), Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou (PPE), Tomáš Zdechovský (PPE), Søren Gade (Renew), Bert-Jan Ruissen (ECR), Monika Hohlmeier (PPE), Nicola Beer (Renew), Niclas Herbst (PPE), Sara Skyttedal (PPE), Andrey Kovatchev (PPE)

Last week the Commission announced that EU funding to the Palestinian Authority will be resumed and disbursed rapidly.

While we are firm supporters of assistance to vulnerable groups in general, and aid channelled to education in particular, we are surprised by this unconditional move by the Commission. The use of hateful and antisemitic school material is a widespread practice in Palestinian schools, and has also been acknowledged in a study by the Georg Eckert Institute. Schoolbooks have been found to encourage violence, reject peace and demonise both Israel and the Jewish people. Parliament has repeatedly expressed its deep concerns about the continued failure to take effective action against hate speech and incitement to violence.

Given that the Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has stated that ‘all the difficulties are gone’, can the Commission:

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