A group of European diplomats warned Israel against moving forward with construction projects in Jerusalem and between Jerusalem and Maale Adumim.
On Thursday, 16 diplomats representing the UK, Iceland, Norway and the European Union and 12 EU member states including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, and Sweden, took part in a Zoom meeting, discussing in part Israeli plans to build in the Givat HaMatos neighborhood of southern Jerusalem and in the E-1 area east of the capital, between Jerusalem and the Israeli city of Maale Adumim.
According to the French embassy in Israel, the 16 diplomats expressed their “grave concerns” about Israel’s construction plans in the two areas.
“Recalling prev. demarches France,Germany,Italy,Spain,UK +Belgium,Denmark,Finland, Ireland,Netherlands,Norway,Poland, Portugal,Slovenia,Sweden+the EU have repeated their grave concerns regarding the advancement of settlement construction in Givat Hamatos and potentially in E1 area,” the French embassy tweeted. Read more at Arutz-7