European diplomats visit Humsa al-Bqai’a

European diplomats payed a solidarity visit to Humsa al-Bqai’a Palestinian community in the northern Jordan Valley whose homes have been demolished by Israel.

The delegation included consuls and representatives from Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Britain, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Spain and France.

The delegation heard from the residents about their conditions following the Israeli demolition of their homes, the latest was this month.

European Union Representative in Palestine, Sven Kuehn von Burgsdorff, said this is not the first time the diplomats have visited this community, expressing his frustration with what Israel has done to it, describing it as displacement of the local population, which is contrary to international law.

He said Israel does not abide by international treaties, especially the Fourth Geneva Convention, which Israel signed, stressing that all these practices are part of Israel's settlement policy.

He said the European Union rejects this Israeli policy, and that it will work with all parties to end the policy of demolition in the Palestinian territories.

Source : Safa