Three Jewish settlements in the West Bank in the narrow corridor between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea have asked the High Court of Justice to demand that the state demolish 15 structures they claim were built illegally with the assistance of the European Union on the communities’ territories.
The petitioners argued that the 15 structures were built using EU funds for Bedouin families as part of a larger plan to undermine Israeli sovereignty in these territories, which were captured by Israel during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. The settlements themselves are not recognized under international law.
Israel demolished several EU-funded structures in east Jerusalem earlier this year.The move sparked condemnation from the EU, which said the temporary structures were built to alleviate housing needs among affected communities.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat