Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the European Union must act to the stop the illegal demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.
Martina Anderson said:
“Israeli authorities have begun demolishing Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.
“Hundreds of Israeli occupation forces and bulldozers surrounded buildings in the Palestinian village of Sur Baher on Sunday night.
“These moves are legally, morally, and ethically indefensible and must be condemned by all.
“Israel continues to disregard international law through illegal settlement building and demolition of Palestinian villages, schools and home, yet the EU has remained silent.
“This forms part of a sustained effort to further undermine the viability of the two state solution, and must be condemned by the entire international community.
“I’m calling on the European Union and the Irish government to take action and challenge the Israeli authorities to halt these demolitions and its onslaught against the Palestinian people.”