EU Missions Say Barrier would Separate Families from Land

JERUSALEM, September 28, 2013 (WAFA) – The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah Friday warned that the construction of a section in the segregation barrier Israeli is building east of the 1967 green line in the Cremisan Valley in Beit Jala is going to separate families from their land and children from their school.

A statement by the missions said the barrier, when completed in the Bethlehem area along its planned route, is going to separate 58 families from their agricultural land and children from their school at the Salesian convent, as well as affect the religious site of the Cremisan Monastery.

The statement said that while the missions are concerned by the construction of the barrier, they “recall that the EU has endorsed the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice (July 2004) stating that the construction of the Separation Barrier on occupied territory is illegal.”

source:WAFA NEWS