Palestine demands international action over settlements law

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https://www.rt.com/news/376629-palestine-settlement-law-israel/

The Palestinian Authority has led an international outcry against Israel’s decision to retroactively legalize 4,000 Jewish homes, illegally constructed in the West Bank, but the US has chosen to stay silent, for now.

“This is an escalation that would only lead to more instability and chaos,” warned Nabil Abu Rdeneh, spokesman for the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas.

Passed by 60 votes to 52 in the Knesset on Monday night, the law will force the Arab owners of the land on which Israeli settlements have been built without permission, to either accept monetary compensation or another piece of land in exchange for their own.

Refusing to sell is not an option.

Abu Rdeneh said that the law contravened last December’s unanimously-approved UN Security Council resolution which declared that settlement construction “constitutes a flagrant violation under international law.”

Fatah, the Palestinian Authority’s ruling party, has also called for the International Criminal Court, which has already started a preliminary investigation over Israel’s actions in the region, to formally charge Israel following the vote.

“Nobody can legalize the theft of the Palestinian lands. Building settlements is a crime, building settlements is against all international laws,” said Palestinian Tourism and Antiquities Minister Rula Maayaa.“I think it is time now for the international community to act concretely to stop the Israelis from these crimes.”

“If the White House, the ICC, the EU, and the international community generally do not hold Israel accountable,…the leadership will not accept any blame for steps it will take to defend Palestinian people’s rights,” Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said in an interview with the official PA radio station.

The UN, the EU, individual states, and activist organizations have condemned the decision, which came after heated exchanges in the Knesset, and which has been widely opposed in Israel itself.

“The Secretary-General deeply regrets the adoption of the bill … This bill is in contravention of international law and will have far-reaching legal consequences for Israel,” Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres , said in a statement.

“This is the first time the Israeli Knesset legislates in the occupied Palestinian lands and particularly on property issues,” UN Middle East peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov told AFP. “That crosses a very thick red line.”

“The bill further entrenches the current reality in the West Bank of de facto permanent occupation where Israeli settlers and Palestinians living in the same territory are subject to separate and unequal systems of laws, rules and services,” said Human Rights Watch in a statement.

“The law constitutes a blow to the two-state solution,” said French Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault. “This law, in particular, perpetuates the existence of dozens of settlements and outposts and gives them a legal basis for future development.”

“As a longstanding friend of Israel, I condemn the passing of the Land Regularisation Bill by the Knesset, which damages Israel’s standing with its international partners,” said Tobias Ellwood, the UK minister for the Middle East.

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land theft..

” the law will force the Arab owners of the land on which Israeli settlements have been built without permission, to either accept monetary compensation or another piece of land in exchange for their own.”

what if they say no?

“Refusing to sell is not an option.”

*sigh

“The UN, the EU, individual states, and activist organizations have condemned the decision, which came after heated exchanges in the Knesset, and which has been widely opposed in Israel itself.”

i dare you to impose sanctions..

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8 Responses to “Palestine demands international action over settlements law”

  1. http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/this-is-not-how-you-reverse-the-curse-trump-administration-set-to-announce-support-for-a-two-state-solution

  2. Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

  3. I used to think the land belonged to Israel. How foolish I am. Praise God that He had provided me with understanding that the church is no longer in Israel. I am convinced by Scripture alone.

    There is discontinuity and continuity between the OT and NT. There are many Scripture passages as to why there is discontinuity on the issue of the land in that geographical region of the world. At least to me, the main Scripture that reveals the discontinuity is the Great Commission. Christ sent the church out into all the nations, and gave them instructions on their methodology.

    The Temple is not in the Middle East, that was only the earthly pattern given to Moses, David, and Solomon, for Christ said, this Temple will be destroyed and in three days He will build another (Mark 14:58). The Temple was an earthly pattern that tutored the people about the heavenly Temple who is Christ. He is the cornerstone, the prophets and apostle’s are the foundation, and the church is the building (Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Peter 2:4-10). With the Great Commission, due to the coming of Christ, the Temple is geographically no longer located in the Middle East. The Jews in their rejection of Christ hold to a false theology for the OT is about the coming Christ, and when people rejected Christ when He came they rejected the OT. To hold to the idea of the return of the land to Israel is Judaism, not Christianity. It is to fix ones eyes on natural theology, and therefore man’s own ideas, and not the revelation of the Person of Christ Jesus.

    Matthew 28:18-20, “18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

  4. This is simply the doctrine of Eminent Domain 101 it is one that Trump holds dear and is behind I am sure. He campaigned on it.

  5. “This is an escalation that would only lead to more instability and chaos”
    That is exactly why the evil bastards at the UN wrote the bullshit meaningless unenforced UN resolution just for the chaos and instability which will lead to more violence .
    Just like in Syria ( Washington bringing in Putin ) and creating fake enemies.

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