Announcements by Martin SCHULZ, EP President:

Type: News   Reference: 87908   Duration: 00:02:00  Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 19/11/2012   First transmission: 19/11/2012
- situation in the Middle-East, Gaza - end of hunger strike for Kurdish prisoners

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00:00:10 SOUNDBITE (German) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "Yesterday, hundreds of Kurdish prisoners have ended their hunger strike in Turkish prisons. I am relieved that this desperate, non- violent action was stopped after 67 days, before they called human life. As you know, I had asked the Turkish Minister of Justice, in a letter to take up the issue of the hunger strikers. I welcome the fact that the government, the demand of the hunger strikers to allow the Kurdish language in schools and in court proceedings, has met at least in part, by it has submitted a draft law on the use of the Kurdish language in court proceedings in parliament. This is an important step, and I hope he will be speedily implemented". 00:00:52
00:01:02 SOUNDBITE (German) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: " Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with great sadness that I heard the news of the deaths of Palestinian and Israeli civilians. On behalf of this House, I condemn the escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas explicitly. I call on both sides to renounce violence immediately and to exercise maximum restraint in order to prevent further escalation and further deaths. There are the civilians on both sides, who are paying the highest price for the vicious cycle of attack and retaliation. The European Parliament supports the diplomatic efforts for an immediate ceasefire. Allow me to remind you that on Wednesday afternoon, a plenary debate on the situation in the Middle East is taking place. 00:00:53
00:01:55 Cutaways (2 shots) 00:00:05
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