The Toothless EU Criticizes Israel Over New Phase Of Separation Wall

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PRESS TV    Posted Fri., April 15, 2016

The European Union has criticized Israel for the resumption of construction activities at the site of a controversial wall south of the occupied West Bank, saying the move will seriously affect the life of Palestinians.

The EU said in a Friday statement that it was “deeply concerned at the re-launch of works for the construction of the separation barrier in the Cremisan valley.”

Fences were erected last week in the area which is located near the Palestinian town of Beit Jala after Israelis said they had obtained legal permission for the construction to be resumed.

Residents of Beit Jala have strongly opposed the move, saying Israel aims to connect two illegal settlements south of the occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem), namely Gilo and Har Gilo, through erecting the wall.

Israel’s high court ruled in July 2015 against a petition launched by the Christians living in the area, allowing the construction to resume. Frequent clashes have broken out between the residents and Israeli forces over the past months with people urging an immediate stop to the operation in Cremisan.

The EU said, however, that once built, “the barrier will severely restrict access of almost 60 Palestinian families to their agricultural land and profoundly affect their livelihoods.”

The EU had earlier expressed concern about the continued activity of the Israelis at the site. An EU delegation visited the area in 2015 and heard numerous complaints from the locals.

The United Nations says nearly 60 kilometers (37 miles) of the structure, which is known as the Apartheid Wall, is built on the Palestinian land. Israel began the construction of the wall in 2002, claiming that the move came for security reasons. In a non-binding ruling in 2014, the International Court of Justice declared the structure as illegal.

Israeli settlers have been illegally housed across the West Bank since the enclave was occupied in 1967.


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Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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