EU blames Israel for demolishing illegal Arab houses in Jerusalem

EU blames Israel for demolishing illegal Arab houses in Jerusalem

The European Union blamed Israel for demolishing Arab homes in Jerusalem, saying in a statement that the demolitions ‘harmed prospects for peace in the region’.

“The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah note with grave concern the demolition by Israeli authorities of Palestinian properties in the Wadi Yasul area of the Silwan neighborhood in East Jerusalem on 17 April 2019,” a statement from the EU said.

The policy of settlement construction and expansion, including in East Jerusalem, is illegal under international law, and its continuation undermines the viability of the two-state solution and the prospect for lasting peace,” the statement ironically reads pointing at the biased exploitation of the Oslo accords, against Jews.

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EU representatives called on Israeli authorities to reconsider pending demolition orders for dozens of illegal Arab properties which built without permits in the area.

Warehouses, shops, and a stable had been demolished already, the report said.

It was unclear whether any private homes had already been demolished.