Foreign Ministry slams EU for 'obsession' with condemning Israel

The ministry said the European Union was "disproportionately focusing" on Israel while ignoring other humanitarian crises around the world.
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The Israeli Foreign Ministry on Tuesday accused the European Union of being "obsessed" with Israel after it condemned a series of home demolitions in the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar, Haaretz reported.

The EU Ambassador to Israel, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, said the demolitions of 42 homes in the village were "contrary to Israel’s obligations under international law," calling upon Israel to "completely stop these demolitions and confiscations and allow full access of humanitarian assistance."

In response, the Foreign Ministry summoned Faaborg-Andersen’s deputy Mark Gallagher for an official reprimand.

"There are 32 humanitarian crises around the world," said the ministry's EU director Avivit Bar-Ilan, "but the EU chooses to disproportionately focus only on what is done in Area C of the West Bank, which are most definitely not suffering a humanitarian crisis."

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