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EU missions in Jerusalem, Ramallah concerned over Israeli demolition of Palestinian property in East Jerusalem


JERUSALEM, Friday, April 26, 2019 (WAFA) - The European Union Representative and EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah noted with grave concern the demolition by Israeli authorities of Palestinian property in the Wadi Yasul area of the Silwan neighbourhood in East Jerusalem on 17 April 2019.

“The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah expect Israeli authorities to reconsider the execution of pending demolition orders pertaining to Palestinian property in Wadi Yasul,” said an EU statement.

The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah recalled the successive Foreign Affairs Council Conclusions and statements in which the EU has repeated its strong opposition to Israel‘s settlement policy and actions taken in this context, including evictions and demolitions.

“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 a lasting peace,” the statement concluded.


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