IN THE PROPOSED MATTER OF THT EU – ISRAEL ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT ____________ OPINION ___________
I have been asked to advise on the issue whether Israel’s actions in Gaza since thelaunch of the operation Cast Lead on 27 December 2008 is in breach of the EU –Israel Association Agreement (hereinafter “the Agreement”)
and, if so, whetherany interested parties may have any cause of action against the EuropeanCommunity (hereinafter “the Community” or “EC”) on the basis of EC law.2.
The following questions, in particular, have been put to me:a.
Can it be said that Israel’s actions in Gaza since the launch of theoperation Cast Lead on 27 December 2008 have been in breach of theAgreement?b.
If so, what are the remedies, if any?c.
In particular, is the Community required to take any action against Israelunder the terms of the Agreement or, more generally, as a matter EC law?
Euro-Mediterranean Agreement, establishing an association between the European communities and theirmember states and Israel, Official Journal of the European Communities 21.6.2000, L 147/32 to L 147/156.