Jerusalem, 27 September 2013
Local EU Statement on the construction of the Separation Barrier in the Cremisan Valley
“The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah are concerned by the construction of the Separation Barrier, east of the Green Line, in the Cremisan Valley (Beit Jala). When completed along the planned route, the barrier will 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.
EU Missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah 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.”
EU Press Office on +972-2-541 5888