Nothing to celebrate in Nicosia
Palestinian civil society strongly condemns the European Union’s financing of the EuroAsia Interconnector, whose construction inauguration ceremony is to be held at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus on October 14th.
The planned infrastructure will connect the national electricity grids of Cyprus, Greece (Crete) and apartheid Israel with continental Europe. Accordingly, the state-owned Israel Electricity Corporation (IEC) will produce and transmit to Europe fossil fuel-based electricity from its national electricity grid that incorporates the illegal settlements. This will further entrench EU complicity in Israeli war crimes against Palestinians and the climate crisis.
We call on human rights supporters worldwide to boycott and divest from Siemens, which is implementing the project, until the company terminates its involvement.