Regional Categories EU EU delegation protesting new settlement construction harassed by right-wing...

EU delegation protesting new settlement construction harassed by right-wing Israelis

-

Right-wing Israelis harassed and chased a European Union delegation for protesting against new settlement units between occupied Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.

Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now warned on Sunday that Israeli authorities had issued a tender for the construction of 1,257 settlement units in the settlement of Givat HaMatos.

“Shame on you, traitors, hypocrites,” the activists yelled at the officials, led by EU representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff.

Burgsdorf said the planned settlement expansion “gives some observers the impression” that Israel is trying to create “facts on the ground” before President-elect Joe Biden assumes office in January.

“It’s very important to demonstrate unity in the international community that any such project, any such construction, which is illegal under international law, cannot go forward,” he said.

READ: Settlers return to settlement in northern West Bank evacuated in 2005

The protesters – around 50 right-wing Israelis – who waved Israeli flags chanted so loudly that members of the delegation were unable to deliver public statements and had to relocate to another part of the city.

Anadolu reported Israel’s Wallah news website saying that the tender was approved in 2014, but was frozen under international pressure, in particular from the administration of former US President Barack Obama.

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh tweeted yesterday: “The new Israeli colonial-settlement projects in occupied Palestine include plans for units and roads that aim to encircle the Palestinian neighborhoods in Jerusalem further; disconnecting the city from the remaining West Bank towards its complete isolation.”

Israel occupied Palestinian territories, including the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip in 1967. Areas, which under international law, should form a future Palestinian state.

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Koffi Olomide amekuwa msanii wa tano kutoka Congo kufanya kazi na Diamond Platnumz (+Video)

Mwanamuziki maarufu nchini Tanzania Diamond Platinumz ameachia kibao kipya alichomshirikisha mwanamuziki nguli kutoka Jamuhuri ya kidemokrasia ya Congo Koffi...

Ezekiel Mutua Reprimands Eric Omondi Over Viral Video

Kenya Films Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua reprimanded comedian Eric Omondi over a video he termed as 'controversial with negative effects'...

Advice against travel to the North likely under reopening plan

The government is strongly considering telling people not to travel to Northern Ireland from next week, due to the...

Ruto Watched Uhuru on TV During BBI Event – Spokesperson

Deputy President William Ruto's team has responded to his conspicuous absence at the BBI event at the Kenyatta International...

Baada ya kifo cha Maradona, Rais atangaza siku tatu za maombolezo

Rais wa Argentina Alberto Fernandez ametangaza siku tatu za maombolezo ya kitaifa kufuatia kifo cha gwiji wa nchi hiyo...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you