Gabriele Albertini 311.
(photo credit: European Jewish Press)
government officials canceled meetings with a group of 15 members of
the European parliament visiting Israel, after the MEPs canceled
meetings with Israeli NGOs and decided to focus on visiting Gaza, Israel
Radio reported on Wednesday.
The Italian MEP and former Mayor of Milan, Gabriele Albertini of the EPP
announced a week ago that he would not be
participating in the visit as he felt it was intended to be a
According to the European new
agency, EurActiv, the group originally numbered 21 MEPs but six MEPs
belonging to the European People's Party dropped out when it became
apparent that the real purpose of the visit was entering Gaza.
MEPs plan to enter Gaza from Egyptian territory.