With illegal construction by the European Union in Judea and Samaria rising dramatically, an Israeli watchdog organization is launching a new campaign to expose the EU’s actions.
Regavim, an Israeli NGO which monitors illegal building and unlawful land-grabs, is working to publicize an ongoing campaign by the European Union to create dozens of unauthorized Arab outposts in strategic areas across Judea and Samaria.
With a viral video produced by Regavim starring Ezri Tubi, the campaign is aimed at exposing the EU’s attempt to create facts on the ground.
Regavim International Director Ari Briggs accused the EU of pouring enormous sums into the illegal settlement project.
“The EU has spent hundreds of millions of Euros in European taxpayers’ money to erect these building in defiance of Israel. We have found over 1,000 buildings proudly displaying the EU flags built on Israeli land without any permits. Their actions are clearly illegal according to international law and it’s time that they are held accountable.”
Despite pledges not to encourage a negotiated settlement and eschewing unilateral actions to prejudice a final status agreement, the European Union has built over 1,000 illegal structures in Judea and Samaria since 2012.
While the European Union’s actions are illegal, the EU has invoked diplomatic immunity to shield their illegal settlement campaign.