EU slams new east Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood, Palestinian home razing

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EU slams new east Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood, Palestinian home razing
That parcel is located between two east Jerusalem Jewish neighborhoods, Har Homa and Givat Hamatos. The former is already constructed and the building is mostly pending in the latter.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Published: JANUARY 20, 2022

The European Union accused Israel of fueling tensions with its actions in east Jerusalem this week, both its advancement of a new Jewish neighborhood and the demolition of two homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. “Settlement expansion, demolitions and evictions are illegal under international law,” the European Union said in a statement released to the Israeli media on Thursday. “They exacerbate tensions, threaten the viability of the two-state solution and diminish prospects for a lasting peace.”

At issue was the decision by the Interior Ministry’s Jerusalem District Committee for Planning and Building, which on Monday advanced plans for 1,450 Jewish homes for what has been dubbed the “Lower Aqueduct Project.” That parcel is located between two east Jerusalem Jewish neighborhoods of Har Homa and Givat Hamatos. The former is already constructed, and building is mostly pending in the latter. France, Germany, Spain and Italy issued a separate statement, with France also publishing a joint statement with Ireland and Estonia.

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