The team of European Parliament President Roberta Metsola has spoken out about a recent allegation made by a local pro-Palestine activist who said she blocked him on Facebook due to his “opposing views”.
“The President is unaware of any issue with this particular profile’s access to her personal Facebook page, to her official Facebook page, or to the Facebook pages of the European Parliament,” her team told Lovin Malta.
“She is glad to see that any issue they may have had was resolved quickly and is pleased to see users participate actively in a lively online debate.”
Yesterday evening, local activist Omar Rababah alleged that Metsola blocked him on Facebook and used a screenshot of her page saying “content not available” to further his point. A couple of hours later he posted an update stating that he had been unblocked. Amid all of this, he questioned her democratic standing.
So, Lovin Malta reached out to her team for some clarification on the issue.
The team further explained that current/ly, Metsola is engaged with different parties in the region in trying to help find a way forward in the Middle East that will see innocent lives in Gaza saved, hostilities paused, humanitarian aid delivered, hostages released and push forward a path for long-term de-escalation, stability and peace in the region.
“Over the last days, President Metsola has held meetings with regional representatives, including the King of Jordan, the Israeli Foreign Minister, the Palestinian Authority, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), different EU Prime Ministers – as well as with families of hostages who are being held by Hamas and with relatives of victims in Gaza, in an effort to find a way forward.”
“The European Parliament’s efforts towards supporting peace has been publicly praised by different actors in the region, including by the Palestinian Authority,” it assured.
A previous article by Lovin Malta about this situation was removed due to a miscommunication issue.
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