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Mladenov, EU ask Israel to stop mass demolitions in Sur Baher

Jul 23 2019

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UN Middle East peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov and the European Union (EU) have called on the Israeli occupation authority to halt demolishing dozens of Palestinian apartments in Wadi Hummus neighborhood of Sur Baher town, east of Jerusalem.

“Despite calls not to go ahead with the demolition, the destruction of residential buildings in Sur Baher will displace many Palestinian families,” Mladenov said in Twitter remarks.

“No amount of humanitarian aid can compensate their suffering! Israel must stop this policy,” he added.

The EU also urged Israel to immediately halt the demolitions.

“In line with the EU’s long-standing position, we expect the Israeli authorities to immediately halt the ongoing demolitions,” a spokesperson for the EU’s foreign policy arm said.

“The continuation of this policy undermines the viability of the two-state solution and the prospect for a lasting peace and seriously jeopardizes the possibility of Jerusalem serving as the future capital of both States,” the spokesperson added.

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