31 January 2024
European Parliament – Brussels
15:00 | Spinelli 1G2 “Manolis Glezos”


Over  24,000 Palestinians have lost their lives in Israel’s most recent assault on Gaza. Since the beginning of these still unfolding horrors, The Left in the European Parliament has been constantly calling for a ceasefire. Lasting and fair peace in the region must be achieved in line with international law and human rights based on UN resolutions. This event brings together voices from the ground, from Israel and Palestine, advocating for peace based on a two-state solution.


15h00 Welcome by Manu PINEDA / Idoia VILLANUEVA.

15h15 Opening by Francesca Albanese (UN Special Rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories) and Ilan Pappé (both will participate remotely)

15h30 “What is happening in Palestine?

Moderator: Idoia VILLANUEVA.

  • Khadeja Ibrahim, The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy – MIFTAH – Gender impact
  • Khaled Quzmar, Defense for Children International – Palestine – The Children.
  • Yousef Habash, Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS). – Journalists.
  • Ahmed Abou Foul, Al-Haq. Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation


17h15  Palestine’s right to exist.

Moderator: Manu PINEDA.

  • Olga Rodríguez . Journalist.
  • Miko Peled. Israeli author and peace activist.
  • Sahar Francis. Addameer. Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. – Arbitrary Detentions/Hostages.
  • 18h30 Debate and closing by Mick WALLACE