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European Parliamentarians visit Israel's border with Gaza

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A delegation of European Parliamentarians pictured in front of an Iron Dome battery during a visit to Israel's border with Gaza, November 22, 2021.
Courtesy ELNET - Yigal ElimelechA delegation of European Parliamentarians pictured in front of an Iron Dome battery during a visit to Israel's border with Gaza, November 22, 2021.

Delegation of young European lawmakers from seven countries on tour in the Jewish state for first time

European Parliamentarians from seven countries visited Israel's border with Gaza on Monday as part of a tour of young lawmakers organized by Israel's Foreign Affairs Ministry and the European Leadership Network (ELNET).

It is the first time the up-and-coming parliamentarians are visiting the Jewish state.

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"I am delighted to see this group of young and promising parliamentarians visit Israel," Shai Bazak, CEO of ELNET, said in a statement. "We have made it our priority to strengthen the relationship between Israel and Europe and I believe that the best way to begin, is with the future generation of leaders."

The group visited the Kerem Shalom border crossing and an Iron Dome battery to learn about the challenges that communities in southern Israel face and how the Israeli army protects residents against cross-border attacks.

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Israel and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in May engaged in an 11-day conflict that saw thousands of rockets fired at Israeli territory, with the majority landing in the south.

The European parliamentarians also planned to meet with members of the Knesset (Israel's parliament) from the coalition and the opposition.

ELNET is an NGO whose stated mission is to strengthen relations between Europe and Israel.

Earlier this month, ELNET organized a tour of Israel for senior European Parliament members, including an up-close look of a giant tunnel crossing from Lebanon to Israel, which was used by the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah.