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EUPOL Copps (5) Words that matter (Said Abu Ali)

Interior Minister Said Abu Ali during our interview (© NGV / B2)

(BRUSSELS2 to Ramallah) Seen from the European continent, the condemnation of additional settlements seems repetitive. As the press releases can look alike from one month to another, this routine aspect may seem useless in our European perception. But in Ramallah or in Palestine these declarations have another flavor. And this continued condemnation of the European Union for every breach given to the Oslo Accords and the ongoing peace process is important.

« We appreciate the position of the European Union on the settlements. For us, it's really a very significant position.. » declared Palestinian Interior Minister Said Abu Ali, in an interview with several journalists (including B2) “ The position of the European Union on colonization is the right position to take."


To read on B2 Pro: Said Abu Ali: Pressure must be put on to end the occupation


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).