The EU and the Middle East

ACT Alliance EU works towards achieving a just peace that ends the occupation of Palestine. This comprises ensuring accountability for serious violations of international law and guaranteeing viable statehood for all.

Our advocacy was a pioneer in addressing the failures of the EU and its member States to pursue their contractual relations with Israel and Palestine in accordance with international law. We also actively advocate for the end of the forcible transfer of Palestinians within the West Bank and work to ensure that humanitarian needs of Palestinians are met in a consistent, timely and principled manner.

Last, but not least, we call on the EU to support the establishment of accountability mechanisms that put an end to the prevailing climate of impunity.

Our work is informed and reinforced by the contributions of over 100 local partners and from cooperation with other advocacy organisations in Europe.

ACT Alliance EU partners in Palestine experience and work to address the grave humanitarian consequences of Israel’s illegal settlement policy.

We advocate for the EU to be outspoken in the face of the progressive shrinking of the humanitarian space in Area C of the West Bank. Particularly,  we call on the EU to oppose the destruction and confiscation of Palestinian property and of humanitarian assistance by Israeli authorities, since those practices create a coercive environment and a protection crisis conducive to forcible transfers, loss of livelihoods and entrenched poverty.

We also believe that by virtue of doing business in or with public authorities in Israeli settlements or settlement-based businesses, European companies contribute to settlements’ economic viability and expansion. We advocate for the EU and its Member States to urgently address this matter.

Featured Resources

Demolitions in Masafer Yatta - Joint statement by CIDSE and ACT Alliance EU

  Masafer Yatta; Photo credit: Emily Glick, Demolitions in Masaf... Read More

ACT Alliance EU Statement and factsheet on EU policy on Area C of the West Bank

ACT Alliance EU gives its recommendations on how Europe can counter Israeli settlement policy in Area C of the West Bank... Read More

ACT Alliance EU letter to EU Member States on demolitions and confiscations incidents affecting EU-funded humanitarian a...

ACT Alliance EU is calling on Member States to address the shrinking space for humanitarian actors operating in Area C w... Read More

Diakonia IHL Centre's report - "Removing Peace by Force"

Diakonia's legal adivsors examine in this report Israeli policies of forcible transfer in the occupied Palestinian terri... Read More

Trade Away Peace: How Europe helps sustain illegal Israeli settlements

This joint report of ACT Alliance EU (formerly APRODEV) gives recommendation to the EU in how to stop contributing to th... Read More


HRW - "Occupation, Inc.: How Settlement Businesses Contribute to Israel's Violations of Palestinian Rights"

Human Rights Watch confirms in this report that business which operate, finance, provide services or trade with Israeli... Read More

Diakonia IHL Centre's - "Planning to Fail: The planning regime in Area C of the West Bank"

ACT Alliance EU' s member Diakonia argues that the planning and zonning regime, with which European countries continue t... Read More

UNHRC- 2013 UN International Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli settlements

The mission concluded that a multitude of the human rights of the Palestinians are violated due to the existence of the... Read More