A senior Israeli diplomat rebuked European ambassadors for protesting Zionist policies in the West Bank and violence by settlers.
Fifteen European ambassadors led by the UK Charge d’Affaires Mark Power, came to the Israeli Foreign Ministry and met with Deputy Director-General Aliza Bin Noun for a démarche, a diplomatic protest, against Tel Aviv on December 8.
They also protested house demolitions and evictions from Palestinian homes, as well as the Israeli government’s decision to declare six Palestinian civil society NGOs ‘terrorist’ organizations.
An Israeli diplomatic source said the European ambassadors read about 30 articles of complaint against the Zionist entity, including violence by settlers.
They also protested about planned construction in E1 in east Al-Quds (Jerusalem), and the general situation in the West Bank.
Bin Noun told the ambassadors that their litany of complaints “pisses me off,” an Israeli source said, as quoted by The Jerusalem Post.
The démarche was “not connected to reality on the ground nor to the relations between the countries and the usual conversation between them,” the Israeli source said. “If 16 representatives show up with complaints, it’s like an attack,” Bin Noun added.
Source: Israeli media