On Friday, the United Nations and European members of the Security Council called on Tel Aviv to stop demolishing Bedouin installations in Homs Al-Baqi ‘in the Jordan Valley and confiscating their property while enabling them to receive humanitarian aid.
The European members of the Security Council, namely France, Britain, Norway, Estonia and Ireland, expressed their “deep concern about the demolition and confiscation of property by Israel, which affected facilities funded by the European Union and donors in Hamsa Al-Baqi in the Jordan Valley.” They said they were concerned about the repercussions of the Israeli decisions “on a community of about 70 people, including 41 children.”
They added, “We reiterate our call to Israel to stop the demolition and confiscation, and we also call on Israel to allow a full, sustainable and unimpeded humanitarian corridor to reach the Palestinian community of Homs Al-Baqi.”
For his part, Tor Weinisland, the United Nations envoy to the region, said that Tel Aviv “demolished and confiscated 80 facilities belonging to the Palestinian Bedouin community in Homs Al-Baqi,” which, according to him, led to the repeated displacement of 63 people, including 36 children, in efforts that are considered a continuation. A series of Israeli demolitions were carried out against these Palestinians last November.
The UN envoy called on Tel Aviv to “stop the demolition and confiscation of Palestinian property in the entire occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and to allow the Palestinians to develop their communities.”
Source: Agence France-Presse / French newspaper “Le Figaro”