BERNE, November 14, 2008 (WAFA)- The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) is deeply concerned about the destruction of houses belonging to Palestinian families in
In a press release issued Thursday, The FDFA said it is following the recent events in
According to international humanitarian law, the press release added,
The FDFA regards the recent incidents as violations of international humanitarian law, which forbids an occupying power from destroying property in an occupied territory. In this particular case there is no military need to justify the destruction of these houses.
“The FDFA has initiated a demarche concerning this matter with the Israeli Foreign Ministry,” the press release concluded”.