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Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest developments regarding the planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar


At the start of the new academic year, a group of European diplomats visited two Palestinian schools near East Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank. The delegation included representatives of the European Union, EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland. The delegation was briefed on the educational situation and the challenges facing students and schools.

The delegation visited two schools near East Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank: Qalandia UNRWA Girls School No. 1 and Abu Nuwar elementary school.


Schools for hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children across Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria are re-opening this weekend.

Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest settlements’ announcements by the Israeli authorities


Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the World Humanitarian Day 2018

The European Union and Austria made a contribution of €16.4 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA) payment of social allowances to poor families in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The European Union and Austria (€15 million EU and €1.4 million Austria) will contribute to payments to around 64,500 families.   80% of them live in the Gaza Strip.


Statement on the latest escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel


Today, the European Union and the Palestinian Authority laid the cornerstone of the new headquarters of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission (CEC) in Ramallah. The event was attended by the Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah – representing President Mahmoud Abbas, the EU Representative Mr. Ralph Tarraf, and the Chairman of the CEC, Dr.  Hanna Nasir.


On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the contributions of indigenous peoples to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. It is also a day where we take stock of the many achievements in the recognition and realisation of their rights and identify the actions that the world community still needs to take, so that human rights are universally applied without any discrimination.

The European Union is making today a contribution of €10.62 million to the Palestinian Authority's (PA) payment of nearly 55,000 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners in the West Bank.


This contribution is funded by the European Union (€10.0 million) and the Netherlands (€0.62 million), with the latter earmarked for civil servants working in the Justice sector.