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An illegally-built EU structure in the West Bank that has since been demolished
Israel-EU ties tense up over a rise in West Bank home demolitions
Foreign diplomats visit a Bedouin school in the West Bank slated for demolition, as the Palestinian government attempts to showcase the hardship of living under the Occupation; many structures demolished by Israel in the West Bank were built with EU aid, which adds to the growing tension between them.
The Palestinian government brought foreign diplomats to a school in the West Bank on Wednesday to highlight the reality of living under the renewed threat of demolition by Israeli forces.

 

 

The school serves local Bedouin children from the area. Palestinian Education Minister Sabri Seidam urged diplomats to "help in protecting the school."

An illegally-built EU structure in the West Bank that was demolished
An illegally-built EU structure in the West Bank that was demolished

 

The school itself stands as an example of the precarious situation that exists in Area C, which constitutes the 60% of the West Bank under complete Israeli control. Israeli restrictions on Palestinian development in this area, in addition to an increase in the number of buildings slated to be demolished—many of whom built with EU funding—have created diplomatic tensions between Israel and Europe.

 

The EU said last week that Israeli policies erode chances of establishing a Palestinian state in a peace deal. Israel responded by saying that the EU needs to coordinate its aid projects with Israel before carrying them out.

 


פרסום ראשון: 08.17.16, 17:00
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