Palestine demands international criminal investigation into Israeli settlements

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares
2019-04-10 13:41:22

Settlements in the West Bank, area that Netanyahu pledged he would annex if he won another term in office. File Photo

Ramallah, April 10 (RHC)-- Palestine has demanded an immediate international criminal investigation into the Tel Aviv regime’s policy of settlement expansion and expropriation of Palestinian territories.  The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced in a statement that the ongoing settlement expansion at the expense of Palestinian land erodes the credibility of the United Nations and its relevant institutions, and points to the world body’s failure to implement Security Council Resolution 2334.

The statement added that this expansionist behavior is in sync with public statements of Israeli officials and leaders concerning their refusal to go back to the pre-1967 borders, and a demand to impose Israeli law on settlements in the occupied West Bank, the latest of which was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge to annex the settlements if re-elected.

Earlier, Israel’s Netanyahu said he would annex the occupied West Bank if he'd win another term in office, which apparently materialized when he narrowly won the elections on Tuesday.

The ministry further noted that it will continue its contacts and discussions with the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding Israel’s push to construct more settler units in various parts of the West Bank, particularly the occupied East Jerusalem and its surrounding areas, to accommodate a large number of Jews there and change the demographic makeup in the area.


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