Since the end of February 2020 at Europe’s borders with Turkey the EU is facing refugees and migrants with increased militarised violence carried out by Greek forces, as well as Frontex and EMSA declaring a further escalation of intervention. Greek forces are using tear gas on land and live ammunition on sea.
From the sky, Israel’s killer drones developed during the massacres in Gaza are delivering the necessary information for the attacks on migrants and refugees.
Israel’s military industry has been lobbying for years to get a share of the EU multi-million spending on border militarization. Israel’s Ministry of Defense announced in 2018 that Europe is a “significant target for defense transactions, mainly in terms of ‘border defenses’”. The results are coming in: Frontex and
EMSA have started using Israeli killer drones.
Since 2018, €63,750,000.00 of EU public money has been used to directly finance and fuel Israel’s war economy as Frontex and EMSA further militarize European borders and the Mediterranean with the surveillance and war technology Israel has developed and tested in the brutal assaults on Gaza. (3)
Meanwhile, the number of ‘ghost boats’ – boats with migrants that disappeared without trace in the Mediterranean – has continued to increase in 2019.
We have the responsibility and the possibility to stop this now.