UN, France Condemn Israel's Demolition of Homes in Palestinian-controlled East Jerusalem Area

Palestinian prime minister calls demolition a 'war crime and a crime against humanity,' says he will file a complaint to the International Criminal Court

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The United Nations and France condemned on Monday Israel's demolition of 70 homes in an East Jerusalem neighborhood under the control of the Palestinian Authority.

In an official statement released by Jamie McGoldrick, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator, Gwyn Lewis, the Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA and James Heenan, the Head of the UN Human Rights Office in the occupied Palestinian territory, they expressed "sadness" over the demolition in the village of Sur Baher, located on the edge of the Wadi Hummus neighborhood. 

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