EU envoy: ‘No such thing as Area A and B, it’s all Palestine’


Israel 365: German diplomat Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff, who represents the European Union in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, said on Wednesday during a visit to Samaria, “There is no such thing as Area B and C, it’s all Palestine.”

Areas A, B, and C are three administrative zones in Judea and Samaria established under the Oslo Accords. Area A is under Palestinian Authority civil and security control. Area B is governed by P.A. civil control but joint Israeli-Palestinian security. Area C, roughly 60% of the area, is fully under Israeli civil and military control.

Von Burgsdorff also said that “what we’re seeing in Homesh is not just a violation of international law … it’s a violation of Israeli domestic law.”

He was referencing the Knesset’s vote in March to repeal articles of a 2005 law banning Israelis from residing in the four communities in northern Samaria—Homesh, Sa-Nur, Ganim and Kadim—that were evacuated during the disengagement.

The E.U. on Wednesday issued a statement saying it is “gravely concerned by and condemns the decision of the Israeli authorities to allow Israeli citizens to establish permanent presence in the outpost in Homesh.”

Von Burgsdorff made his comments during a tour for senior E.U. diplomats organized by three Israeli NGOs opposed to Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria—Peace Now, Yesh Din and Emek Shaveh.

The tour included a visit to the archaeological site of Sebastia (biblical Shomron), the capital of the northern Kingdom of Israel in the eighth and ninth centuries BCE.

The group also met with Palestinians from the village of Burqa overlooking Homesh. Read More …

Opinion: Definition:

The State of Palestine is a de jure (having a legitimate right to property sovereign state) in the Middle East consisting of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The “State of Palestine” is officially recognized by the United Nations as a Non-Member Observer State, the status was granted on 29 November 2012.

Unfortunately for the UN and Germany’s diplomat, God does not see it the same way:

“On that day Hashem made a covenant with Avram, saying, “To your offspring I assign this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates” Genesis 15:18 Israeli Bible

Eretz Israel HaShlema / Greater Israel

 Just to be sure there could be no mistake. God says it again in Genesis 17:7-8 NIV:

“I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.” 

(God says “after you” three times which is the Biblical standard for italics)

 The nations whose leaders refuse God’s word will pay a price:

“I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3 NKJV

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