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Ashton deeply concerned at Israeli raid on two Palestinian TV stations

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has expressed concern at last week’s Israeli raid on two Palestinian television stations in Ramallah, in which security forces seized equipment.
 
“The High Representative is deeply concerned by the incursion into Ramallah by Israeli security forces to seize equipment from the Palestinian television stations, Wattan TV and Al Quds Educational TV,” a statement by Ashton’s spokesperson said on Saturday.
 
“Incursions by Israeli forces into Palestinian cities where the Palestinian Authority, under the Oslo Accords, assumes the powers and responsibilities for internal security and public order is a breach of those accords and puts in jeopardy the internationally recognized success of Palestinian institution building efforts.”
 
The statement added that the European Union had worked with both stations, which had been broadcasting for many years. “The Oslo Accords established an Israeli-Palestinian Joint Technical Committee to address any issues arising in the telecommunications field. The High Representative calls on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to use this mechanism to urgently resolve any issues concerning broadcasts by these companies.” (ENPI Info Centre)
 
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Statement by the Spokesperson of the High Representative Catherine Ashton on the closure of two Palestinian television stations
 
The EU and the Middle East Peace process
 
EU Technical Assistance Office in Jerusalem
 

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