“Banning the Arms Trade with Israel?” GUE/NGL European Parliament

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Hearing dedicated to the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people


14.30 Martina Anderson, Chair DPLC (Chair)

Gabi Zimmer, President GUE/NGL (opening remarks)

Who Profits? How does the industry work and what EU programmes are involved?

14.40 Frank Slijper – PAX Dutch Campaign Against the Arms Trade

14.55 Ghassan Khatib, Vice-President Birzeit University, former minister

Impact and aftermath

chaired by Neoklis Sylikiotis, MEP GUE/NGL, Cyprus

15.10 Video link from from Gaza with Raji Sourani – Director Palestinian Committee for human rights, Vice-President International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

15.20 Video link from East Jerusalem with Dr Haitham Al Hassan, head of General and Vascular Surgery at Al Makassed Hospital, Hospital Director Islamic Charitable Hospital 2004-2006

15.30 Dr Ruchama Marton – President Physicians for Human Rights – NGO from Israel

Media blackout

15.45 chaired by Patrick Le Hyaric, MEP GUE/NGL, France

15.50 David Cronin, journalist, via Skype connection


chaired by Martina Anderson, MEP GUE/NGL, Ireland

16.05 Michael Deas – BDS campaign


16.20 Ghassan Khatib – Vice-President Birzeit University, former minister

16.35 Martina Anderson

Reiteration of petition and appeal

17.00 End

GUE/NGL press contact: Gianfranco Battistini

+ 32 475 646628


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