East Jerusalem: Team Europe visits projects and meet local interlocutors
April 28, 2021
Following the recent unrest and violent clashes in the city, European Union Heads of Cooperation in Jerusalem and Ramallah visited yesterday several neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem where they were briefed by EU partners and Palestinian counterparts.
The delegation met with Palestinian families facing evictions and demolitions in East Jerusalem, students and teachers at schools in the old city, and owners of small businesses benefiting from EU support.
This visit in Jerusalem and Ramallah provided the opportunity to take stock of existing projects, meet with beneficiaries, and learn about the current challenges, particularly against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and the most recent political developments.
It confirms the solid commitment of Team Europe members towards the Palestinians in East Jerusalem and sends a message of hope and support amidst an increasingly tense reality for Palestinians in their city.