Israel Resource News Agency requested comment from Mr. David Kriss, the press officer of the Delegation of the European Commission to the State of Israel,concerning the widely circulated unconfirmed report that the EU supported the notion that Arabs could murder Jews on the other side of the 1948-1967 armistice “green line” without any objection from the EU.
Kriss stated emphatically said that no such EU policy existed, and also referred to Mr. Javier Sancho,Spokesman of the European Union Special Envoy to the MIddle East Peace Process, Ambassador Moratinos, who is now accompanying the talks in Cairo that took place over the past few days in Cairo between the PA and the HAMAS.
Mr. Sancho stated, on the record, that the EU and the European Commission “condemn Arab terror wherever it would take place, on either side of the ‘green line’… “
Mr. Sancho was surprised to learn that official PBC radio this morning praised and justified last night’s terror attack which took place at Kibbutz Metzer, in which a mother and her two small children along with another man and woman were murdered in cold blood by Arab terrorists.
The PBC radio broadcast this morning at 7:30 a.m. described the attack on Kibbutz Metzer as “an attack on an Israeli settlement colony in which five Israeli settlers were killed”. The PLO defines “illegal” Israeli settlements as those Jewish communities that replaced Arab villages that were abandoned in 1948.
A surprised Mr. Sancho said that the European Commission had been assured that the PA had condemned the attack. However, when asked whether the EU or the European Commission had followed the official PA Voice of Palestine radio or TV broadcasts, Mr. Sancho acknowledged that his office does “not have the capacity to follow the Palestinian Authority media…”