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.
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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