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Spanish member of European Parliament was to journey to the occupied Palestinian territories with EU lawmakers to evaluate state of affairs on the bottom following the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

A European Parliament delegation has been compelled to cancel a visit to the occupied Palestinian territories after the group’s chairperson, Manu Pineda, was denied entry to Israel.

The Spanish member of the European Parliament and chair of the parliament’s delegation for relations with Palestine was scheduled to journey to the occupied Palestinian territories with a gaggle of European lawmakers to evaluate the state of affairs on the bottom after the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Abu Akleh was shot and killed by Israeli troopers whereas reporting on an Israeli navy raid in Jenin within the occupied West Financial institution.

“Israel is obstructing the work of the European Parliament,” Pineda mentioned on Sunday, as he shared a choice from the Israeli Overseas Ministry denying him entry to the nation, including that the delegation had additionally been denied entry to the besieged Gaza Strip.

The letter from the international ministry mentioned Pineda’s entry was not accredited on account of “info obtained from the competent authorities in Israel”.

Fellow delegation member Grace O’Sullivan mentioned the choice by Israel “was an unprecedented transfer” and that the group can be calling for a powerful response from European Parliament President Roberta Metsola.

Metsola, who can be visiting Israel and Palestine, mentioned on Twitter that she regretted the choice and would “increase the difficulty immediately with the authorities involved”.

The European Parliament’s delegation for relations with Palestine has 18 members and informs the European Union legislature about political, financial and human rights developments within the territory.

The delegation to Palestine additionally critiques initiatives funded with EU help reminiscent of colleges and shelters, in addition to sustaining relations with political and civil leaders.

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