European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic said in reply to lawmakers over the weekend that Brussels has repeatedly asked Israel to pay for demolished houses in the West Bank that were built using financial aid from the EU or its member states.
According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Lenarcic’s written statement followed a letter penned by 24 MEP’s to the Crisis Management Commission, demanding that Israel compensate the European bloc for the loss of EU taxpayer money.
In financial terms, Israel did not shoulder the consequences for the illegal demolitions and the violations of human rights against Palestinians.
In his response, Lenarcic stated that the EU has consistently condemned Israel’s settlement policy and illegal actions taken in this context.
Adding that the bloc has on a number of occasions requested that Israel return, or compensate for, EU-funded assets that have been demolished, dismantled or confiscated.
However, despite working to receive this compensation through diplomatic and political channels, the commissioner admitted that a a list of possible options to secure compensation from Israel for EU funding lost in demolitions has yet to come up for discussion in the Council of Europe.
It is for the Council, acting by unanimity, to decide on the possible adoption of EU restrictive measures, Lenarcic concluded.
According to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in the first eight months of 2022, over 700 people were displaced after Israeli authorities demolished, seized, or forced people to demolish a total of 590 Palestinian-owned structures across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
In July and August alone, Israel tore down some 202 structures, 29 of which had been provided as donor-funded humanitarian aid.
The report noted that 2022 figures showed somewhat of a decline compared to the year before, when the Israeli authorities had demolished a total of 911 structures and displaced 1,209 people.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2023.
They’re gonna play the holocaust soundtrack, say it’s antisemitic to do anything good for humanity and demand reparations from everyone around the world.
So when you say to someone that he is “anti-semite” you are saying that he is anti Arab and anti Sephardic Jews who make up less than 10% of the “Jews” in Israel.
So what we have here is a fake state of Israel, established by the Zionist movement who’s leader was an Atheist European non-Semitic Jew, populated by fake Jews. So who do you think these imposters deserve??
Well, they deserve nothing more than a fake Meshia, who will be the imposter, the Anti-Christ.
Its about time some action will be taken to address the crimes of the Israeli Government. This is a beginning, and it should call attention to the fact that many more homes were built by Palestinians and destroyed by IDF that should also be rebuilt and the land they stood upon returned to their rightful owners.
I agree with the above posts but as long as Zionists run USA or at least US big business run which is the same thing nothing will change .Israel has a free hand to completely Holocaust the Palestinians without a word of criticism from the UK-EU- USA /Canada ( which US big business owns) and other western servants of the US. Zionist Israel has broken EVERY international law without being condemned in the western media – as said above “anti-Semitic ” is applied with a vengeance against any person or country even hinting at criticism of this Nazi regime –… Read more »
As a fact this website, when it was still named Black hole Zoo, was compromised by the Go-Daddy provider, when wrongfully over 10k articles were deleted, and the editor had to start all over again. Now with WordPress, at least their is a back module and the website is approaching 5k news flashes again. But still Google and Facebook (new Meta verse edition) redirects the information, so the post views stay down most of the time around.
Thanks for that information WTK -yes WordPress is pretty strong and they do know me from elsewhere and I have been on their forum in the past. I am glad you are building up again and I know that all big western online organisations censor posts or hide them away even M$ does it now but keep up the fight -NEVER give in !!