Delegation of the European Union to Israel

Marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

07/12/2018 - 07:30
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EU Ambassadors gathered on Thursday evening, 6 December, at the EU residence to hear the painful stories of the families of Avera Mengistu, Hisham al-Sayed, Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul for Human Rights Day. Avera Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed both of whom have psychosocial disabilities, are believed to be held in unlawful, incommunicado detention in the Gaza Strip and the remains of Israeli soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul continue to be held by Hamas in Gaza.

The EU consistently calls for the bodies of the fallen & captives held in Gaza to be returned to their families. This is not a political issue, it’s a humanitarian one.