Collins condemns Sur Bahir demolitions

Published on: 23 July 2019

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs & Trade Niall Collins TD has condemned demolitions in Sur Bahir, Jerusalem.

Deputy Collins said, “I am very concerned by the demolitions which took place yesterday in Sur Bahir. These demolitions mostly took place in Areas A & B which are under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority.

“According to reports, those whose homes have been demolished had sought and were granted permission to build by the Palestinian Authority. The demolitions, which have displaced dozens of Palestinians, are illegal under international law.

“Furthermore, the demolition of Palestinian property only serves to put the prospect of any progress being made towards peace talks further beyond reach. It is imperative, despite all of the obstacles, that the EU and the international community continue to engage with Israel and Palestine and work towards finding a sustainable solution to this long running conflict”.

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