Today, the European Union joined over 300 Palestinian students in cleaning the streets of East Jerusalem in conjunction with the International Clean-up Campaign: Let’s Do it! Ten schools from various neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem participated in the initiative and joined the world in this international movement.
On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should fear to speak up, to demonstrate peacefully, to go to vote or to expect fair and inclusive policies from a government. Democracy can only function if participation and trust between democratic state institutions, governments and citizens are guaranteed.
In the rapidly changing world of technology, Palestinian judges need to be fully updated so they can better handle cybercrime cases and electronic evidence with integrity and fairness. EUPOL COPPS advisers are helping the judges to raise their capabilities so they can cope with the new realities of the cyber-world.
The European Union Representative issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah.
On Monday 26 August, Israeli authorities demolished a Palestinian family's home and restaurant near Bethlehem. The structures were located between the villages of Battir and Beit Jala in Area C of the West Bank.
These demolitions, together with settlement construction for Israelis in the area, exacerbate threats to the viability of the two-state solution and further undermine prospects for a lasting peace.
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