DAP also claimed that the Israeli law - which defined Jerusalem, part of which is claimed by Palestinians as the capital of a future state, as the "complete and united.capital of Israel" - violated all United Nations conventions and worldwide law that considered Israel's annexation of east Jerusalem illegal.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hailed the legislation, describing its passage as a "defining moment for Zionism and Israel".
The Iranian Foreign Ministry says Palestinian people, Muslim countries and "freedom-seeking nations" will eventually "eradicate" the racism propagated by the Israeli regime in the occupied Palestinian territories as the "era of racial discrimination and apartheid" has come to an end. "No racist law will undermine the rights of our people".
Shawamreh's neighbor Zeinat Abu Rumeileh, 62, cried as she sat beside the other demolished home, in a tent that she said had been provided by the Palestinian Authority.
It further states that a "united Jerusalem" is the capital of Israel and that Hebrew is the country's official language, stripping Arabic of its earlier designation as an official language but recognizing its "special status".
"We are concerned, we have expressed this concern and we will continue to engage with Israeli authorities in this context", a spokeswoman for European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini told a news briefing.
Israel's Arab citizens number some 1.8 million, about 20 percent of the 9 million population.Читайте также: British Open: Spieth chips in for birdie in round two
Largely symbolic, the law was enacted just after the 70th anniversary of the birth of the state of Israel.
"I announce with shock and sorrow the death of democracy", Ahmed Tibi, an Arab lawmaker, told reporters after the law was adopted.
Early drafts had gone further in what critics at home and overseas saw as discrimination toward Arabs, who have long said they are treated in Israel as second-class citizens.
The report also said that Israel continues its arbitrary detention of Palestinians in the city and put restrictions on bringing spouses together as part of its policy to enforce them to leave.
The Israel Land Fund, whose stated goal is "acquiring all the Land of Israel for the Jewish people", advertised on its website after the court decision six months ago for "4 idealistic families" willing to move into the homes.
Jeremy Ben Ami, president of J Street, a Washington liberal pro-Israel group, said the bill's objective was "to send a message to the Arab community, the LGBT community and other minorities in Israel, that they are not and never will be equal citizens".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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