EU ‘deeply concerned’ over Israeli security fence
EU claims the fence will harm Palestinian Arabs’ livelihood.
The European Union said on Friday it was “deeply concerned” by Israel’s construction of a new part of the security fence between it and Palestinian Authority (PA) controlled territories.
Cranes last week began erecting the fence in the Cremisan valley near the Palestinian town of Beit Jala south of Jerusalem after a legal battle.
The EU said in a statement it was “deeply concerned at the relaunch of works for the construction of the separation barrier in the Cremisan valley.”
“Once built, the barrier will severely restrict access of almost 60 Palestinian families to their agricultural land and profoundly affect their
livelihoods,” it claimed.
Residents of Beit Jala fear the construction may
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