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UK parliamentarians urge Israeli compensation for demolished Palestinian homes

Police officers take security measures as a bulldozer demolished a two-storey building which was home to many Palestinians on 13 September 2017 [Mahmoud Ibrahem/Anadolu Agency]

A group of UK parliamentarians have urged Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to seek Israeli compensation of Palestinian structures demolished in the occupied West Bank.

Writing in a letter to Johnson, the parliamentarians ask whether the British government will join “eight other European countries in demanding compensation from Israeli authorities” for the demolition or damage of Palestinian structures funded directly or indirectly by the UK.

The letter, dated 24 October, is signed by Labour MP Richard Burden, chair of the Britain-Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group, and is co-signed by a further two dozen MPs and peers.

Click here to read the full letter 

“You will be aware of the huge parliamentary concern about the impending demolitions of the communities of Khan al-Ahmar and Susiya”, the letter notes, “where structures have been built with EU funding”.

“We continue to urge you to do everything within your power to prevent the demolitions of these communities and many others in Area C of the West Bank”.

The parliamentarians conclude by saying they “believe that the Government must make all efforts to ensure that British taxpayers’ money is properly accounted for”.

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  • nooraza othman

    The rogue Zionist TERRORIST Occupier beasts in rogue TERRORIST ISrael regime there, want to completely annihilate in GENOCIDE, of INDIGENOUS Palestinian Muslim/Orthodox Catholics in Gaza by the Mediterranean Sea and in West Bank by the Dead Sea – most ZioNazi maps have already completely wiped out Gaza/West Bank and the whole savagely Occupied Palestine; and they also want to OCCUPY the Sinai Peninsula/Nile Valley!

    So, INDIGENOUS Palestinians there are then, completely surrounded in CONCENTRATION Camps without means to escape by the sea or land; whilst ultra-silent deep sea/river US-ISrael’s Nuclear Submarines are PROWLING in the Mediterranean Sea/Dead Sea/Jordan River Basin-Valley (why eventually, these Satanic Zionist TERRORIST beasts will try to OCCUPY Jordan)!

    • charliematerne

      “US-ISrael’s [sic] Nuclear Submarines are PROWLING in the Mediterranean Sea/Dead Sea/Jordan River Basin-Valley (why eventually, these Satanic Zionist TERRORIST beasts will try to OCCUPY Jordan)!”???? How did “US-ISrael’s [sic] Nuclear Submarines” manage to enter the “Dead Sea /Jordan River Basin-Valley “? PS: You missed a few derogatory words. please try harder next time

    • Bishadi

      That land mass is what is known as the Levant. Hence JSIL and the locals know that, and why ISIL even exists.

      • when are you gona put a profile picture

        • Bishadi

          What picture fits? If I posted my real face, people might think I am a copy-cat, when the truth is, it’s the other way around.

  • Bishadi

    Palestinians are the faces of forced oppression in which the majority were born within apartheid.

    Biblically, it looks like it is going to get real ugly

    The house of Israel hath been to Me for dross, All of them [are] brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, In the midst of a furnace — dross hath silver been,

    19 Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of your all becoming dross, Therefore, lo, I am gathering you unto the midst of Jerusalem,

    20 A gathering of silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, Unto the midst of a furnace — to blow on it fire, to melt it, So do I gather in Mine anger and in My fury, And I have let rest, and have melted you