Israel rejects EU states' appeal over razing militant homes

November 21, 2014 10:56 AM

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has rejected an appeal by the five biggest members of the European Union not to raze the homes of Palestinians who carried out lethal attacks in Jerusalem, saying on Friday that the tactic was designed to deter further violence.

Israel's Haaretz newspaper said the Foreign Ministry heard arguments from the German, French, British, Italian and Spanish ambassadors that the demolitions, carried out against one East Jerusalem dwelling this week and planned against four more, were liable to inflame tensions and were therefore cou...

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