MEPs from the 15 member countries of the EU expressed its protest in connection with the provision of the rostrum to the relatives of Palestinian terrorists Marwan Barghouti and Ahmad Saadat, who are serving time in an Israeli prison for the murder of Jews. The invitation was naprilene parliamentary EU delegation for relations with Palestine.
Among the countries whose representatives have signed an open letter to the President of the European Parliament Antonio Melting – Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Estonia, writes 6 July, the Jewish news Agency JTA.
«We are shocked by the fact that the EU is a public podium to the relatives of terrorists,» – said in the letter, which was signed by, among others Fulvio Martuscello, head of the EU delegation for relations with Israel.
Recall that Marwan Barghouti is a Palestinian politician, one of the leaders and commanders of Fatah, the leader of the terrorist Tanzim. Barghouti convicted of killing 5 Israelis and a personal involvement in the organization of 4 attacks (initially he was accused of murdering 37 people) and sentenced to 5 life terms and 40 years in prison in addition.
While in prison, Barghouti did not stop political activities. He ran for «President of Palestine» and withdrew his candidacy only after Abbas has promised to do everything possible for his release. In June 2007, Marwan Barghouti condemned the military coup carried out by Hamas in the Gaza strip.
According to numerous surveys conducted in the West Bank, «if elections for Palestinian President were held today,» Marwan Barghouti would be among the most popular candidates.
Ahmad sa’adat – Secretary General of the terrorist group popular front for the liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Convicted of the murder of Israeli politician Rehavam Zeevi, who at the time of the murder as Minister of tourism. In 2008, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
The European Parliament’s delegation for relations with Palestine has invited Barghouti’s wife, Fadwa, and the daughter of Saadat, Sumud, to discuss with them «the situation of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons after the hunger strike,» as the organizers say.
«We urge you to suspend the work of the European Parliament delegation for relations with Palestine, due to the fact that its agenda reflects European values and norms for the fight against hatred and terrorism», – is spoken in the message.