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Egypt Rejects Israel’s Demolition of Palestinian Home in Sheikh Jarrah

Egypt Rejects Israel’s Demolition of Palestinian Home in Sheikh Jarrah

Friday, 21 January, 2022 - 09:00
Israeli forces stand by the ruins of the Palestinian house they demolished in Sheikh Jarrah on Wednesday. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Thursday rejecting Israeli authorities’ demolition of a Palestinian home and a building in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in the occupied East Jerusalem.


“Israel’s continued attempts to evict Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood constitute a flagrant violation of international and humanitarian laws, which further exacerbate the already troubled situation in the occupied Palestinian territory,” the statement read.


Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez reiterated Cairo’s firm stance, which rejects Israel’s settlement policy, including the building of new settlements and the expansion of existing ones, as well as the forced displacement of Palestinians and the confiscation of their lands and properties.


Israel’s unilateral policies undermine efforts to realize a two-state solution and directly contribute to failure to achieve just and comprehensive peace in the region, he warned.


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