Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - European Union missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah called on Israel to stop its policy of demolishing Palestinian houses and evicting them, noting that these practices undermine the possibility of achieving a two-state solution and lasting peace.
European mission expressed in a statement its grave concerns over Israel's intention to demolish ten Palestinian buildings, compromising of 70 apartments, in Wadi al-Homs neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, that will displaced three families that consist of 17 members , nine of them are children
It also expressed its grave concern over evicting Palestinian family from their home in Silwan town east of occupied Jerusalem few days ago. Many Palestinian families received demolishing notices in Yasoul valley, in addition to 50 cases of demolishing in Jerusalem court.
In line with the EU's consistent position regarding Israeli settlement policy, which is illegal under international law, like other measures taken in this context, such as forced transfers, evictions, demolitions and house seizures, the EU expects that Israeli authorities to reconsider the implementation of planned demolitions and evictions.
EU missions referred to the successive conclusions of the Foreign Affairs Council, in which the EU reiterated its strong opposition to the Israeli settlement policy and the actions that taken in this context, including evictions and demolitions.
She stressed that "the continuation of this policy undermines the possibility of achieving a two-state solution and lasting peace, and seriously threatens the possibility of Jerusalem as the future capital of both the Palestinian and Israeli states."
It stressed that persisting the Israeli policy would undermine the two state solutions with Jerusalem as a capital for the two state, and achieving a lasting peace.