Thursday, March 17, 2016

Illegal Building by EU on West Bank

EXCLUSIVE: Outrage as EU claims diplomatic immunity after using OUR aid money to 'meddle in the Middle East' by building on disputed West Bank land 

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  • The EU has built more than 1,000 buildings on the West Bank without planning permission, as well as roads and other infrastructure 
  • They are at 40 locations in Area C, which was placed under Israeli jurisdiction by international law 
  • The buildings are given to Palestinians and paid for using aid money from European countries, including Britain
  • Regavim, an Israeli NGO, launched legal action against the EU
  • But the EU is claiming diplomatic immunity to avoid being taken to court, MailOnline has learnt 
  • MPs have expressed their fury, branding the EU's actions 'dodgy'
  • An EU spokesperson said its actions were illegal because they were 'humanitarian' 
The EU is claiming diplomatic immunity after using taxpayers' money to build unauthorised settlements and roads on Israeli parts of the West Bank, MailOnline can reveal.

An Israeli NGO launched legal action after photographing EU flags flying above buildings on land placed under Israeli jurisdiction by the Oslo Accords, to which the EU is a signatory. EU bureaucrats are avoiding court by citing diplomatic rules.

The buildings, which are given to Palestinians, are intended to 'pave the way' for more land to be brought under Palestinian control, according to official EU papers. Many are bulldozed by Israel only for the EU to repeatedly rebuild them, generating more costs for the taxpayer.

Leaked documents obtained by MailOnline show that the EU – which receives £350million per week from Britain – is using diplomatic rules to place officials above the law, foiling attempts to hold bureaucrats accountable.

A map of the West Bank produced by Regavim, an Israeli group, shows the
 EU-funded Palestinian settlements represented by stars. The yellow part is Area C, which was placed under Israeli control during the Oslo Accords. The pink and red parts are Areas A and B, which are Palestinian

Outrage: This Palestinian settlement in the Adumim area is covered in EU flags and also has mocking, anti-Semitic graffiti daubed on the buildings by residents

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1 comment:

  1. This is a part and parcel of the EU hypocrisy and bias toward Israel and its new anti-Semitism mask. and they expecting Israel to accept them as moderator in settling the conflict between Israel and the pseudo tribe called palestinians.