EU condemns demolition of Palestinian community structures by Israel

The European Union has condemned the demolition of structures in the Palestinian community of Abu Nuwar, and started preparations for demolishing the Palestinian community of Khan Al-Ahmar, yesterday and resettling the residents against their will.

“These demolitions, together with plans for new settlement construction for Israelis in the same area, exacerbate threats to the viability of the two-state solution and further undermine prospects for a lasting peace,” said Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, in a statement.

It noted that Israeli settlement policy is illegal under international law, and so are actions taken in that context, such as forced transfers, evictions, demolitions and confiscations of homes.

The EU expects the Israeli authorities to reverse these decisions and fully meet its obligations as an occupying power under International Humanitarian Law, it added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency