News ID: 109878
Publish Date : 07 December 2022 - 22:20

EU Abandons Police Cooperation Deal With Zionist Regime

BRUSSELS (Dispatches) – The European Union has told the Zionist regime that it will not be moving forward with an intelligence cooperation agreement between the Zionist regime’s police and Europol.
Israeli newspaper Haaretz first reported the news on Wednesday. The decision was reportedly delivered to the occupying regime’s ambassador to the EU, Haim Regev, on Friday.
Finalized in September of this year, the agreement aimed to facilitate the transfer of information between Zionist and EU police in the alleged fight against crime and terrorism.
The draft deal was signed in September but needed the approval of the European parliament.
Zionist regime officials told Haaretz that they suspect the EU’s decision signals displeasure at likely upcoming changes to the regime’s policies towards the occupied Palestinian territories. A new right-wing government is taking shape in the occupied territories, seeing Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party sign a coalition deal with Jewish supremacist parties.
One Zionist source warned: “There is pressure in Europe to be less forgiving of Israel now that there is a change of the leaders.”
Another sticking point was cooperation between the two sides in the territories occupied by the Zionist regime after 1967, according to a German report.
As the occupying force, the Zionist regime has security duties in the territories under its control, but there was unease amongst some European countries about potentially legitimizing the regime’s territorial claims on the occupied West Bank, East Al-Quds and Golan Heights.
“As a general rule, the EU should not be doing deals with illiberal democracies, especially in the areas of security,” Grace O’Sullivan, an Irish Green Party member of the European parliament, told Middle East Eye.
“We have retained funding from Hungary due to its illiberal approach, and we have sanctioned Russia for occupation. We should not hold Israel to any other standard than that which we set for others.”
While the agreement would not, in theory, apply to the occupied territories, there are exceptions if there was an urgent security need, which Israel would define.