BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Eight European Union members declared their opposition to Israel’s planned demolition of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, and urged Israel to reconsider its decision, on Thursday.
The eight EU members opposing Israel’s demolition decision are Belgium, France, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany and Italy.
Dutch Ambassador, Karel Van Oosterom, read the statement, outside the United Nations Security Council, which rebuked the Israeli High Court’s decision to demolish Khan al-Ahmar.
“We will not give up on a negotiated two-state solution with Jerusalem as a capital” of both Israel and a new Palestinian state, the statement read, referring to the United States Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Earlier this week, a delegation of European parliamentarians for relations with Palestine, visited Khan al-Ahmar and warned that its demolition could be considered a war crime.