With politicians around the globe calling on Israel to take action against illegal settlements in the West Bank, the Jewish state has finally taken action. Not against its own communities, but against an EU-funded building for Palestinians.
On Tuesday, the Israeli government demolished an EU settlement on Mount Scopus in northeast Jerusalem. The city’s municipality said it undertook the measures because the structure was constructed on land, which had been designated for a national park.
According to the EU it was not even a building, but a temporary shelter, which the pan-European organization has continued to fund to help displaced people.
“We condemn today’s demolition of temporary shelters funded by the European Union… as part of its response to the needs of the affected communities,” an EU statement said, according AFP.