Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Israel Destroys EU-Funded Shelters in Jerusalem; EU Condemns Inhumane Act against Palestinians

In a heartless act that will only worsen Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, Israeli authorities today (March 10, 2015) demolished an EU-funded shelter in Arab east Jerusalem, the European Union (EU) said, denouncing the move, according to the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website.

"We condemn today's demolition of temporary shelters funded by the European Union... as part of its response to the needs of the affected communities," an EU statement said.

EU funds have helped pay for some 200 temporary buildings used as shelters in villages inhabited by Bedouin communities in the West Bank, just outside Arab east Jerusalem.

Israel seized control of east Jerusalem in a war in 1967 and later annexed it, in a move that has never been recognized by the international community.

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