Dáil debates

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

EU Funding

9:00 am

Photo of John BradyJohn Brady (Wicklow, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

The EU commitment to this project serves the purpose of essentially entrenching the EU in the complicity of Israel's campaign of annexation of Palestinian territories. The Minister will be aware that the Palestinian Authority recently deposited its exclusive economic zone, EEZ, with the UN, overlapping with major gas fields Israel is currently exploiting.

He will also be well aware that the Dáil has previously set out its position on the matter of Israel's illegal annexation policy. It is illegal.

Israel has also started exploration in disputed waters off Lebanon as well. What the Minister said is factually incorrect. They are actively plundering Palestinian resources. The EU is complicit, as is Ireland, which goes against our stated position in respect of the illegal actions of Israel.


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