The Egyptian Foreign Ministry expressed its concern over the Israeli occupation’s plan to demolish Palestinian homes in the Masafer Yatta area, south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, and the consequences of displacing over 1,300 Palestinian citizens living in the area.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, confirmed in a statement his rejection of the plan to build about 4000 new settlement units in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Hafez stressed that this is a flagrant breach of international law and resolutions.
Also, the Foreign Ministry condemned the settlement policy in the Palestinian territories, in addition to the seizure of land and the displacement of Palestinians.
It stressed that the continuation of such unilateral measures leads to increase tension, contributes to fueling the cycle of violence, and undermines the chances of reaching a two-state solution and establishing a comprehensive and just peace in the region.
Last Wednesday, the Israeli Supreme Court issued its ruling paving the way for the demolition of eight small villages in Masafer Yatta, located in the farthest south of Hebron province in the occupied West Bank.
The court’s move, which is considered one of the largest expulsions carried out by the Israeli occupation in recent decades, leads to the confiscation of over 35,000 dunam of land to consolidate colonial settlement construction in the region.
The area has been subjected to repeated Israeli occupation violations by settlers and soldiers targeting their main source of living – livestock. These violations include the demolition of animal barns, homes, and residential structures.