Human rights: Israeli raids on Palestinian TV stations

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Raids by Israeli forces on Palestinian TV stations

In a separate resolution, Parliament voices deep concern about raids by Israeli security forces on the Palestinian television stations Wattan TV and Al Quds Educational TV in Ramallah  On 29 February 2012, Israel Defence Forces soldiers and officials of the Israeli Ministry of Communication confiscated broadcasting equipment and documents belonging to both TV stations and held employees for hours.

MEPs support the efforts of the Palestinian authorities to restore equipment and continue interrupted broadcasting and urge the Israeli authorities to immediately return the confiscated equipment and allow resumption of activity by the two TV stations.

Israel should fully respect the existing agreements between Israel and the Palestinian Authority when dealing with Palestinian media, says Parliament, calling on the High Representative to place this issue on the agenda of the EU-Israel Association Council.

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Document symbol: EParl_Res-PalTVRaids
Document Type: French text, Press Release
Document Source: European Parliament
Subject: Closure of institutions, Legal issues, Public information
Publication Date: 15/03/2012