RAMALLAH, July 14 (JMCC) - A US government spokesperson criticized Israel's demolition
of six Palestinian homes in Jerusalem
Tuesday, reports al-Jazeera
PJ Crowley, a spokesman for the US state department, urged Israel to refrain from actions that could undermine negotiations with Palestinian leaders.Read
Obviously we are concerned about reports today of a number of buildings in East Jerusalem being demolished, he said at a news briefing on Tuesday.
The US has made it clear that it disagrees with some government of Israel actions in Jerusalem that affect Palestinians in areas such as housing, including home demolitions, and has urged all parties to avoid actions that could undermine trust.
We continue to oppose and we will make clear to the government of Israel that we oppose unilateral actions that prejudge negotiations.
The status of Jerusalem and all other permanent status issues must be resolved by the parties through negotiations, he said.
the story at al-Jazeera...