Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, condemns eviction of the Shamasneh family
News 7 Sep 2017

Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, condemns eviction of the Shamasneh family

Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, condemned the eviction of the Shamasneh family in East Jerusalem yesterday making the following statement:

"The UK condemns the recent eviction of the Shamasneh family from the property they have lived in for decades in East Jerusalem. We consider such evictions contrary to international law and they cause unnecessary suffering. The increased trajectory of evictions, demolitions, and settlements in East Jerusalem undermines the prospects for peace."