Palestine, Israel
Palestine, Israel

Eight EU member states will demand compensation after two schools designed for Palestinian children that they funded were demolished by Israel, the Palestinian ambassador to the European Union and Belgium said on Thursday.

According to Ambassador Abdel-Rahim al-Farra the member states, which were not named, prepared a memorandum demanding payment for Israel’s demolition of two schools in the West Bank last August.

Belgium said in August that they would demand compensation for the structures and for solar panels, which supplied electricity to a separate school and were seized by the Israeli army.

France, Spain, Sweden, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland and Denmark are following suit, according to Israeli daily Haaretz.

Israel said that the structures were built without the required permits.

The Israeli and Belgian foreign ministers declined to comment on the initiative

Source: dpa/GNA/

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