scoop.co.nz 14 Mar, 2021 06:30 am

Three Dangerous Israeli Decisions Threatening To Evacuate And Demolish Dozens Of Homes In East Jerusalem

Three Dangerous Israeli Decisions Threatening To Evacuate And Demolish Dozens Of Homes In East Jerusalem
The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor condemns the Israeli decisions to evacuate and demolish Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, paving the way for implementing Israeli plans for a massive destruction and displacement operation against the population, ...

In a statement, the Euro-Med Monitor referred to the decision of the Israeli Central Court issued on Thursday, March 4, 2021, to reject an appeal submitted by three Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem against the decision of the Israeli Magistrate's Court issued on September 4.The Euro-Med Monitor indicated that while the Israeli authorities insist on eviction decisions against Palestinian homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, the municipality has approved establishing a memorial for soldiers of a battalion in the Israeli army paratroopers brigade killed during the occupation of Jerusalem in 1967.The Euro-Med Monitor expresses grave concern over the demolition plans that the municipality is preparing for in the Silwan neighbourhood adjacent to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, which places dozens of Palestinian homes threat of demolition at any moment.The Euro-Med Monitor said that these Israeli decisions and plans related to the evacuation, demolition and displacement of Palestinians, and the establishment of Jewish buildings and landmarks, reflect the apartheid system that Israel pursues in light of its reliance on discriminatory laws and unfair policies.

Euro-Med Monitor stressed that the destruction and unlawful deportation of civilians in the occupied territories violate the Fourth Geneva Convention and constitute a war crime under paragraph 4 of Article 8 of the Statute of the International Criminal Court issued in Rome on July 17, 1998, which stipulated the definition of the crime of aggression." Euro-Med Monitor warned that the destruction operations are characterized by racial discrimination committed by the Israeli army.

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