Foreign Ministry: Israel’s Seizure of Land a ‘Stab’ to Peace Efforts

Ramallah

RAMALLAH, September 7, 2014 (WAFA) – Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned, in a statement on Sunday, the Israeli seizure of 2,000 acres of Palestinian land in Deirat, to the south of Hebron, describing the step as a ‘stab’ to peace efforts and international law and resolutions.

“The plunder of Palestinian land constitutes a new stab administered by Israel, the Occupying Power, on international law, international legitimacy resolutions, the will of the international community, and on all efforts aimed to achieve peace and advance the two-state solution,” the statement said.

The ministry added that such a step confirms Israel’s commitment to occupation, settlement construction, Judaization of Palestinian land, including Jerusalem, and explicit denial of peace and negotiations.

It held the Israeli Government fully responsible for these decisions and the arising repercussions, calling upon it to reverse such decisions.

Furthermore, the ministry called upon the international community, the Middle East Quartet and the UN Security Council member states to uphold their responsibility towards the Palestinians and protect them, as well as to force Israel to abide by international law and the Geneva Conventions.

 

Source: WAFA