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[East Jerusalem, December 4. Image via Getty]

A Muslim girl joins relatives performing Friday prayers near the house of the evicted Palestinian Kurd family in east Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood on December 4, 2009. Israeli settlers took over the house last month and hurled the Palestinian family's belongings into the street, armed with a court order secured after a protracted legal battle with the Palestinian family. In a confidential report obtained by AFP on December 3, the European Union accused Israel of actively pursuing the annexation of Arab east Jerusalem and undermining hopes for peace with Palestinians. The annual report drafted by the EU heads of missions in Jerusalem accused Israel of implementing in 2009 an intricate policy which includes expanding Jewish settlements and demolishing Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)