Sur Baher: “Despite High Court of Justice giving green light, EU says demolition of illegally built homes in east Jerusalem is against international law”

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS)
EU attacks Israel over demolition of homes in capital
by Staff
July 22, 2019

Hours after Israel began demolishing illegally built homes in east Jerusalem [in the Sur Baher neighborhood] on Monday, the EU issued a harsh statement denouncing the measure…The demolitions capped a years long legal battle over the buildings, built along the seam line straddling the city and Judea and Samaria. Israel maintains the buildings were erected too close to the security fence built in the area, but the residents claim the buildings are in Area A, which is under the full control of the Palestinian Authority, and which they say gave them construction permits. READ MORE

MOSAIC Eugene Kontorovich: The Many Incoherences and Hypocrisies of International Law on Jerusalem Where Israel is concerned, it cannot be said that these UN resolutions are based on international law. In fact, they contradict well-established and broadly applied rules for determining the borders of newly created countries. 

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