While we have not raised this specific issue, we routinely raise the issue of demolitions with the Israeli authorities. In all but the most exceptional circumstances, demolitions are contrary to International Humanitarian Law. The practice causes unnecessary suffering to ordinary Palestinians and is harmful to the peace process. We regularly make clear our serious concerns about the situation in East Jerusalem to the Israeli authorities and the Municipality of Jerusalem, both bilaterally and in co-operation with EU partners. These concerns include the evictions of Palestinians and demolition of Palestinian property; the construction of illegal Israeli settlements; and the removal of residency rights from Palestinians. The Government supports Palestinian communities in East Jerusalem, facing demolition or eviction through our legal aid programme. This helps residents to challenge decisions in the Israeli legal system.