European Union Condemns Israel For Demolishing Palestinian Shelters

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The representative at the office of the European Union in Jerusalem showed her disapproval for the demolition orders issued by the Israeli authorities of two temporary shelters in the West Bank that had been subsidized by the EU community.

“We condemn the demolition of two shelters funded by the European Union in Area C as part of our response to the needs of affected communities according to humanitarian imperative,” reads a statement released by the office.

As sources reported, Israeli authorities destroyed the two facilities near the separation wall in Isawiya, Jerusalem. The shelters are located in an area known as Area C, which under the Oslo Accords falls under the administrative and military control of Israel.

“We would like to express our concern at this Israeli action,” the spokesman for the office said. He insisted that the EU “has repeatedly asked Israel to halt demolitions in Area C and due to the worsening conditions in which Palestinians live there. “

Less than two months ago, UN Humanitarian Resident Coordinator in the Occupied Territories, James W. Rawley, showed concern at the increase of demolished structures -including housing and shelters for animals- in the West Bank and East Jerusalem which were also carried out by Israel.

The demolitions “leading to forced evictions and displacements are contrary to Israel’s obligations under international law and create unnecessary stress and suffering. This must stop immediately,” urged the representative.

According to the data handled by the humanitarian office, last year the Israeli government destroyed 590 structures, some of them funded by international donors, in Area C and East Jerusalem, causing the displacement of 1,177 people.

But despite the continuous warnings from the UN and now the EU, Israel is far from being held accountable for these actions. For now, it is all rhetoric and no international organization or national government has called for accountability although multiple investigations have been conducted on Israel’s violations of signed accords and the commission of crimes against humanity.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

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Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

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