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    Egyptian flooding washes away Gaza tunnel business

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    GAZA | Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:18am EST


    (Reuters) - Egypt's campaign to shut down smuggling tunnels running under its border into the Gaza Strip threatens to throw thousands of Palestinians out of work in the Hamas-run enclave.

    The network of tunnels has been a vital lifeline for Gaza, bringing in an estimated 30 percent of all goods that reach the enclave and circumventing a blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt for more than seven years.

    Weapons are also smuggled underground and at least 10,000 Palestinians are believed to work in the tunnel business.

    Abu Bilal, who said he has moved cement and gravel through the tunnels for the past four years, said Egypt has flooded dozens of them in the past two weeks. Every time workers pumped water out, he said, Egyptian security forces reopened the taps.

    "Many of my colleagues and I are afraid we may lose our jobs if they continue to do so," said Abu Bilal, 30.

    Earning 50 shekels ($14) a day, Abu Bilal said because of flooding he has worked only two days over the past two weeks.
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    A delegation of PAME visited the Gaza of Palestine

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    A delegation of PAME visited the Gaza of Palestine which is blocked by Israel on Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16, 2013 and conveyed the support and solidarity of workers in our country with the Palestinian people who struggle and suffer.
    It is the first time that a Greek delegation visits the Gaza Strip after the imposition of the long-time blockade by the state of Israel.
    The delegation of PAME, consisting of George Perros, George Pontikos and Babis Vortelinos, had meetings with organizations and trade unions of the Palestinian people.
    On Saturday, the first day of the visit to Gaza, PAME delegation met the General Union of Palestinian Workers and other trade unions.
    The trade unions of Palestine expressed to the delegation of PAME the difficult situation that the workers and the people of Gaza experience, where unemployment exceeds the 45%, with a large percentage of the youth and women being unemployed, while the 70% of the people live below the poverty line.
    The delegation of PAME in the meetings with the workers of Gaza faced once again the harsh reality that the Palestinian people experience, who struggle for their survival and for the establishment of an independent and a sustainable Palestinian state.
    On Sunday the delegation visited the refugee camps, thus witnessing through their own eyes the brutal consequences of an inhumane blockade which condemns thousands of Gaza residents even to starvation. The delegation also visited regions where had received air strikes that destroyed buildings and infrastructure in 2008. In the meetings and discussions with refugees it became clear that thousands of people live every day with the fear that they may receive an air attack or bombardments by the Israeli military at any time.
    With the blockade imposed by Israel with the support of the USA and the E.U. the situation becomes even more tragic for the farmers and the fishermen. It is characteristic that small-scale fishermen basically can not fish, since they are permitted to fish only up to 3 miles from the shore and if they exceed this distance the coastguard of Israel intervenes.
    PAME delegation conveyed to the trade unions the solidarity of the class-oriented trade union movement and of the working class of Greece. The delegation denounced the attempt of incrimination of the movement of resistance and its activity in the name of terrorism and it stressed that the real terrorist against the peoples is the imperialism. It also denounced the blockade of the Gaza Strip.
    The delegation of PAME stressed once again the support of the class-oriented trade union movement of our country to the struggle of the people of Palestine for the establishment of an independent, sustainable and sovereign state, in the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital. It underlined that every people should have the right to decide by its own for its government and its future.
    It demanded:

    • The ending of the settlement and withdrawal of all the settlers.
    • Demolition of the unacceptable separating wall in the East Jerusalem and all the Palestinian refugees to return to their homes.
    • The ending of every blockade of the Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza Strip.
    • The immediate release of all the Palestinians and of the political prisoners who are kept in Israeli jails.

    PAME denounced the attitude of the ITUC (whose vice-president is Israeli) to the Palestinian problem. The ITUC serves the imperialist plans for the New Middle East.
    It extended the international solidarity of the WFTU. The workers of Gaza know the WFTU activity and as they said it is the real friend of the workers of Palestine and it struggles for their rights.
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    Default In rare case, Palestinians reclaim bit of settlement land

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    In rare case, Palestinians reclaim bit of settlement land

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    A Palestinian youth holds a national flag next to a water tank in the former Israeli settlement of Homesh.(Photo: Mohammed Ballas, AP)

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    Palestinian farmers reclaimed lands they had lost decades earlier in rare legal victory
    In the 1970s, Israel had seized several hundred acres from residents of the West Bank village of Burka

    Farmers returned to their land for the first time today

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    BURKA, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian farmers on Thursday reclaimed lands they had lost decades earlier to an Israeli settlement, celebrating a rare legal victory their lawyer said illustrates that Israel's settlement enterprise is reversible.

    In the 1970s, Israel had seized several hundred acres from residents of the West Bank village of Burka to build the Israeli settlement of Homesh. The settlement, along with three others in the West Bank, was razed in 2005, in connection with Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip at the time.

    However, Palestinians were not allowed to return to their lands after the 2005 demolition of Homesh because the military did not rescind the land seizure order and prevented access to the area, said attorney Michael Sfard.

    After more than two years of court petitions, the military agreed several months ago to rescind the seizure order and last week lifted access restrictions, said Sfard of the Israeli rights group Yesh Din.

    The military confirmed it had acted in line with the petitions.

    On Thursday, farmers returned to their land for the first time. "I feel as if I was dead and now I am alive again," said Fathallah Hajjeh, 64. "I never felt such joy. We are rooted to this land."

    About 500 acres of land were reclaimed, said Emad Saif of the Burka local council.

    The return of the land shows that "the settlement project is reversible," said Sfard.

    Since capturing the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem in 1967, Israel built and expanded dozens of settlements that are now home to more than half a million Israelis.

    Palestinians hope to establish a state in those territories, but say settlement expansion makes it increasingly difficult to draw borders between Israel and a future Palestine.

    Israeli-Palestinian negotiations on the terms of a Palestinian state resumed in late July, but gaps remain wide and expectations are low on both sides that a deal can be reached.

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    Kerry urges Israeli settlement limits in order to continue peace talks

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    Default Tens of thousands rally in Gaza to mark PFLP 46th anniversary

    Tens of thousands rally in Gaza to mark PFLP 46th anniversary

    By Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine



    The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine marked the 46th anniversary of its founding with a mass rally in al-Katiba courtyard in Gaza City, with tens of thousands of participants, including leaders, cadres and members of the Front, women’s, student and youth organizations, with the participation of representatives of the national and Islamic forces.

    Large images of the General Secretaries of the Front – the founder, George Habash (Al-Hakim), Abu Ali Mustafa, and imprisoned General Secretary Ahmad Sa’adat – adorned the banner at the front of the stage, as well as the image of national martyrs and leaders Yasser Arafat, Fathi Shikaki and Sheikh Ahmad Yassin.

    Banners were draped on the walls, calling for Palestinian national unity, and resistance, and saluting the Front’s history over 46 years. Performers played national Palestinian and PFLP songs and danced dabkeh, traditional Palestinian dance.

    pflp46-23Comrades Hani Thawabteh and Shireen Abu Oun chaired the rally, at which Comrade Jamil Majdalawi delivered the keynote address. He saluted the martyrs, the prisoners, and the masses of Palestinians at home and in exile, particularly those in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria facing continued repression and new displacement, and to our people in the Naqab who are confronting the Prawer plan, the new Zionist scheme to displace Palestinians.

    Majdalawi said that over the years, the harvest of the Palestinian national movement has not reached the great sacrifices or the goals of our people, and all of our forms of resistance have been weaker than they should be and can be, which only exacerbates the imbalance of power in favor of the Zionist enemy.

    He described internal Palestinian division and lack of national unity as devastating to the Palestinian movement. In addition, the Palestinian Authority’s return to the dangerous and futile negotiations with the Zionist enemy in open rejection of Palestinian national consensus is particularly damaging.

    Instead of negotiations, what is needed is resistance in all forms and the implementation of our people’s rights to return, self-determination and national liberation, Majdalawi said.

    He saluted the ongoing steadfastness of the Palestinian people, which will be what secures the victory of our people over the criminal enemy. He particularly saluted the steadfastness of our people in Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine, in all of its forms to confront the enemy and its continuous plans. Support for the struggle of our people is growing inside and outside Palestine; hundreds of international activists confront soldiers and illegal settlers beside the steadfast Palestinian people and various levels of political, cultural and economic struggle are taking place around the world.

    Majdalawi highlighted the ongoing siege on Gaza which is denying access to the most basic necessities including food, medicine, building materials and fuel, causing an electricity crisis in the sector, and transforming the area into a massive prison due to the ongoing, prolonged and repeated closure of the Rafah crossing, the only exit for the Palestinians of Gaza to the outside world. This comes in addition to mass unemployment and the drinking water crisis, attacks on fishers at sea, and the retreat in services by the UNRWA, when refugees are over two-thirds of the population in Gaza.

    Majdalawi said that there is a decline in the grip of the United States over international affairs, and this weakening of the leader of imperialism and injustice in the world will necessarily mean an increased weakness in the enemy camp that supports and sustains the Zionist aggression on our people, emphasizing that the US is still the primary economic and military power in the world and that there are long years of struggle to come by the people and exploited classes of the world to defeat imperialism and achieve justice and equality.

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    From Middle east Monitor

    "Israel has opened the Wadi Sofa Dam east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, flooding dozens of houses and leaving hundreds of people homeless. The head of the Gaza government's Information Office, Ihab Al-Ghusain, told Arabic Sky News that the local civil defence teams have been working to evacuate the flooded homes.

    Rafah City Mayor Issa Nashar confirmed the incident on Sunday, saying, "Israel has indeed opened the dam which led to drowning the neighbouring areas with accumulated rain water up to 1 metre deep."

    This incident came after an unprecedented storm, called Alexa by meteorologists, hit the Middle East causing a humanitarian disaster in the region's most vulnerable areas. In the Gaza Strip, at least one person is reported to have died as a result of the freak weather conditions and nearly 5,000 are taking shelter in community facilities while their homes are uninhabitable.

    According to Israel's Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, the rainfall led to a lot of excess water which couldn't drain away, so "the Israeli authorities resorted to discharging the excess water into the Gaza Strip."

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    Default [GazaArk] Free the Holy Land Sea: Support Palestinian fishermen in Gaza

    [GazaArk] Free the Holy Land Sea: Support Palestinian fishermen in Gaza


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    Free the Holy Land Sea: Support Palestinian fishermen in Gaza


    Gaza's Ark, along with our Freedom Flotilla Coalition partners representing civil society solidarity organizations and individuals in many countries of the world, supports the call from the Palestinian fishermen in Gaza, including the General Union of Fishermen and other groups, seeking international recognition and guarantees that:



    1. Palestinian vessels from Gaza have the right to safely access their coastal waters in an area up to and including 20 nautical miles from the coast of Gaza, for fishing and other peaceful purposes, as specified in the Jericho accords (part of the Oslo Agreement).



    2. Full access to their coastal waters is vital to the ability of the Palestinian fishing fleet to earn a dignified living and help provide food for the population of Gaza, which is a significant part of the Palestinian economy. The ability of Palestinians to sustain their own economy is a necessary step for any further progress towards peace.



    Without full freedom of movement, including the freedom to fish, there can be no lasting peace. We call on our own and world governments, as well as other international institutions, to express their support for this call from Palestinian fishers in Gaza and to continue to press for a complete and lasting end to the blockade of Gaza.



    PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD ON SOCIAL MEDIA



    Palestinian fishermen ask for our solidarity to help them stop the siege and "Free the Holy Land Sea". From the 17th to the 19th of December, they will pitch a tent in Gaza harbour, as a mark of protest, showing legal documentation, pictures and information about Israeli attacks against Palestinian fishermen.

    http://www.gazaark.org/2013/12/16/ca...inian-fishers/



    LET'S SPREAD THE NEWS

    Those willing to support the Palestinian fishermen's action on media can do it from their own computer, by co-operating in the "twitter storm" that will take place on Wednesday, the 18th of December at 4:00 p.m. Gaza time (UTC+2h, that is 3:00 p.m. Central European Time, 9 am in Eastern North America, 6 am in Pacific North America, 1 am Thursday in Sydney, Australia): through co-ordinated use of social media, we'll try to draw the world's attention to the Palestinian fishermen's action, and amplify their protest.



    HOW TO PARTICIPATE

    From 3:00 p.m. (for Europe) on Wednesday, 18th of December and in the next hours, post on Twitter as many messages as possible with a common #hashtag that will be indicated a few hours in advance on http://endtheblockade.tumblr.com/

    Pictures, links, samples of tweet and information concerning the fishermen's protest will be made available at the same address. You can also follow us also on at: http://twitter.com/arcadigaza and http://twitter.com/gazaark



    THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE AT THAT TIME

    can book an automatic Tweet forwarding at the appointed moment through‘Thunderclap‘:

    https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/...-holy-land-sea or by using a service like : https://bufferapp.com/ (http://goo.gl/625q1s) or Tweetdeck, etc.



    IMPORTANT!

    Please do not use the planned hashtag before the agreed day and time.
    Neither re-tweets nor favourites increase trending: should you see a tweet that you like, better to copy and re-post it (RT
    Be creative, re-combine as you prefer information and pictures that you find in the site endtheblockade.tumblr.com
    always attaching the reference hashtag.
    Try to post at least 2 or 3 different messages in the first hour, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. CET, to enhance the trend effect.
    Involve friends or contacts you follow, by tweeting to @NameAccount or through DM.


    OTHER WAYS TO PARTICIPATE BESIDES TWITTER

    can also contribute to the campaign from now through facebook, blog or other social media by

    posting a link to the site http://endtheblockade.tumblr.com/
    where the Palestinian fishermen's announcements can be found,
    beside other news about the protest and the infos given here.
    posting a link and inviting friends to the facebook event
    https://www.facebook.com/events/536680159760985/
    sharing the page of solidarity with palestinian fishermen on facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/palestinianfishermen
    forwarding this message by email to other people that may be interested


    Thank you for your co-operation!



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    (CHICAGO 01/15/2014) – At least 43 Palestinian have starved to death in the past three months in Yarmouk refugee camp outside Damascus because the Syrian regime placed it under a total siege in July 2013. The delivery of humanitarian assistance, including food and medical supplies, has been prohibited since then, according to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

    Women are dying while giving birth, and children are suffering from diseases related to severe malnutrition, according to Chris Gunness, UNRWA spokesman.

    ”Residents, including infants and children, are subsisting for long periods on diets of stale vegetables, herbs, powdered tomato paste, animal feed and cooking spices dissolved in water,” Gunness said in a statement.

    The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) condemns the Syrian regime in the harshest possible terms for the starvation and suffering of the Palestinian refugees in Yarmouk, and for using Palestinians as pawns as conditions of the war it is waging on its own people. Furthermore, AMP condemns the regime for its attempts to drive a divisive wedge between Palestinians, oppressing some while collaborating with others in attempts to set up a deleterious “good Palestinian vs. bad Palestinian” dichotomy.

    “Exploiting the historical support for some Palestinian factions to facilitate the siege is deplorable and will only further fragment the Palestinian body politic and sow the seeds of distrust and animosity between the Syrian and Palestinian people, which will only serve Israel and its dictator allies in the Arab world,” said Dr. Hatem Bazian, AMP chairman and UC Berkeley professor. ”We call on all Palestinian factions in Syria to put their trust in the Syrian people and not the regime. We call on you not to allow the financial or political support for the just cause of Palestine, which historically had been extended by the Syrian government, to be monetized into accepting its atrocity against the Syrian people.”

    The siege must end now and AMP demands the Syrian regime and others complicit in the siege allow the United Nations and its subsequent agencies access to Yarmouk’s refugees in order to assess their level of need. AMP also demands the delivery of humanitarian aid and medical supplies immediately.

    “The Syrian regime is still responsible under the Geneva Accords to protect the Palestinian refugees and violating their rights or using them as pawns in the conduct of war constitutes a major breach of international law and is a war crime,” said Dr. Bazian, an expert in international law.

    While AMP urgently calls for help for the Palestinian refugees in Yarmouk, the education and advocacy organization has not forgotten the hundreds of thousands of other victims of the two-year-long strife.

    “AMP clearly affirms that it stands with the Syrian people and their legitimate aspirations for freedom and democracy,” said Dr. Osama Abu Irshaid, expert political analyst and AMP national board member. “At the same time, the situation in Yarmouk defies comprehension and is an example of the grossest of human rights violations. The siege must end now.”

    At one time Yarmouk, a suburb just south of Damascus city, was home to more than 160,000 Palestine refugees. In December 2012 and in the months since, armed conflict has caused at least 140,000 Palestine refugees to flee their homes in Yarmouk, as armed opposition groups established a presence in the area, with government forces controlling the periphery. Between December 2012 and June 2013, civilians still received UNRWA assistance at the Zahera entrance to Yarmouk. However, from mid-July 2013, Palestine refugees have been trapped in the area, with little or no access or freedom of movement.

    AMP asserts is imperative that all sides in the Syrian conflict refrain from taking their fight to the Palestinian camps as Palestinians are refugees and therefore are a protected people, entitled to protection and a quality of life.

    Read UNRWA's latest update regarding its attempt to deliver humanitarian aid on Jan. 13, 2014.


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    PFLP: 12 years on since the arrest of Ahmad Sa’adat and his comrades

    By Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

    Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Jan 15 statement from the leadership of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). You can read Fight Back!’s interview with PFLP General Secretary Ahmad Sa’adat here http://www.fightbacknews.org/2003-3-summer/pflp.htm

    To the struggling masses of our people…

    On January 15, 2002, the Palestinian Authority security apparatus committed the crime of arresting Comrade General Secretary Ahmad Sa’adat and his comrades Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh, Majdi Rimawi, Hamdi Quran and Basil al-Asmar, in compliance with the requirements of security coordination. This did not stop the attacks on the resistance, the escalation of settlements and the building of the segregation wall.

    The Authority’s crime was completed by the enemy’s attack and abduction of the comrades from Jericho prison, when all agreements were disregarded in U.S. and British collusion with the attack, which exposed the inability of the Authority to protect even its prisons, while our comrades were taken to spend long years in isolation – for which the occupation is not solely responsible.

    We honour these heroic comrades – at their forefront, Comrade leader Ahmad Sa’adat, and affirm today that he was unanimously re-elected with full confidence in his leadership as General Secretary by the Central Committee and the Seventh National Conference of the Front. This is a well-deserved trust that he has earned, demonstrating steadfastness, clarity and unwavering commitment to struggle, principled and ready for struggle, with a broad political vision and carrying a high level of national respect. He and his imprisoned comrades, and all of the prisoners of our people together are at the forefront of the struggle, insisting on Palestinian national goals and rights in their totality on the ground, without prejudice, compromise, negligence, or barter.

    To the masses of our resisting people…

    The courage shown by the people of Qusra village and its area are a brilliant example of the struggling steadfastness of our people and their willingness to continue in all circumstances to confront and resist the enemy and their settlers. As we call on all to be inspired and learn from the steadfastness of our farmers and our prisoners, we are fully aligned with the alternative they present to relying on the futile negotiations. It is clear that the goal of the negotiations is the liquidation of the national liberation cause of our people, enhancing the status of the Zionist entity in the Arab world, and opening the doors to the official Arab regimes to normalize relations with it.

    Today, we confront the ongoing lessons of Oslo and all subsequent agreements and negotiations, while the Palestinian Authority continues to drive the PLO into relying upon this absurd and devastating process, attempting to close the door on a popular option while yielding to U.S. and Arab reactionary pressure.

    To our people and our nation…

    This date shares an appropriate coincidence with the shuttle diplomacy tours of the Secretary of State of the U.S. imperialists, between Palestine and the Arab countries, in order to liquidate our national cause and replace it with the issue of exchanges of land and population, drawing borders, and in support of the Israeli demand for recognition of the enemy state as the “state of the Jewish people.” This is an attempt to liquidate the Palestinian right of return and to whet the appetite for ethnic cleansing against the rights of our people in the areas of Palestine occupied in 1948.

    All of this comes with total disregard of international legitimacy and United Nations resolutions on Palestine, and of the United Nations as a reference, to implement the U.S./Zionist vision.

    What is happening now requires popular confrontation of any party who seeks to negotiate a temporary or permanent solution that detracts from fundamental Palestinian national rights. This moment requires of all national and social forces among the Palestinian people to mobilize to thwart this new scheme, to protect the resistance option, and return the Palestinian issue to the UN as a reference, with its resolutions to be implemented – not negotiated.

    Our cause is in danger from this heated American pursuit to enforce upon us the terms of the enemy. It seeks to take advantage of the state of demobilization and national division, and the resulting confusion about events in the Arab world. It is clear that the leadership of the Authority is unable to confront, and its options have been reduced to negotiations, negotiations, and then more negotiations.

    It is urgent to move past the era of division and return to the clear Palestinian national constants, build our movement and abandon once and for all the illusions that have proved thorny and dangerous. It is our people’s right to know what is going on in the corridors and back-rooms of negotiations, and it is their right to decide and judge on the basis of that reality.

    To the masses of our great people…

    On this occasion, we re-confirm our emphatic commitment to our pledge to the heroic comrades and all of the martyrs and prisoners. We renew our rejection of security coordination and we demand to put an end to the continuing illusions of negotiations amidst a frenzy of settlements and settler violence. We call for an end to the devastating division and the rebuilding of the Palestine Liberation Organization on the basis of a principled political strategy and a national democratic movement to restore the political unity of our people in the homeland, diaspora and exile, to rise and march again in the national liberation struggle.

    Salutes and tributes to our comrade General Secretary and his comrades
    Glory to the martyrs, freedom for the prisoners
    Unite to confront Kerry’s plan for the liquidation of our national cause

    Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – Political Bureau
    January 15, 2014

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    U.S. State Department - Israeli defense minister's comments 'offensive'

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    Israel targets Gaza militant after Palestinian rocket attacks

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    Israel approves 558 new homes in occupied East Jerusalem

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    Israeli*forces*clear Palestinian protest*camp

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    Israelis Use Wine to Protest Against Settlement

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    Israel - Pro-settler party demands apology from EU Parliament chief over water remarks

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