Local EU Statement: Demolition of a Palestinian mosque in Khirbet Yarza situated in Area C in the Northern West Bank

Report
from European Union
Published on 13 Oct 2011

The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah regret the recent demolition of a mosque in the village of Khirbet Yarza situated in Area C in the Northern West Bank. This is the third time within a year that this mosque has been demolished. Since the year 2000 more than 4,800 Palestinian houses and structures have been demolished for lacking a building permit in Area C. The EU calls on Israel to review its policy and planning system in order to allow for the socio-economic development of the Palestinian communities.