EU warns Israel should High Court ruling to raze illegal encampment be enforced

EU foreign policy chief Federica ‎Mogherini says Israel’s High Court of Justice ruling will have “‎‎serious ‎consequences.”
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By Eldad Beck, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff


The European Union warned Israel over the weekend ‎that the planned demolition of an illegal Bedouin ‎village in the ‎West Bank will have “‎‎serious ‎consequences” and will pose a significant threat to ‎the two-state solution.‎

Israel’s High Court of Justice on Wednesday cleared ‎the way for the planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, ‎an illegal Bedouin ‎encampment located 10 kilometers ‎‎(6 miles) east of ‎Jerusalem between the Israeli ‎communities of Maaleh ‎Adumim and Kfar Adumim, which ‎is home to some 180 Bedouin. ‎

Against Israeli demands, the EU continued to fund the expansion of the village of Khan al-Ahmar in the West Bank, on public land illegally occupied alongside national Highway 1. – Photo: TrickyH/Wikimedia

European Union foreign policy chief Federica ‎Mogherini issued a statement saying, “The European ‎Union and its member states have repeatedly stated ‎their long-standing position on Israel’s settlement ‎policy, illegal under international law, and actions ‎taken in that context, including the demolitions of ‎Palestinian communities and possible forced ‎transfers of population,” Mogherini said.‎

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