Breaking: Palestine urges UN to end Zionist entity’s impunity from punishment
Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Riyad Mansour has called for holding the illegal Zionist entity to account for its crimes against Palestinians.
According to media reports, in three identical letters addressed to the UN Secretary-General, the President of the UN Security Council, and the President of the UN General Assembly, Mansour said “it’s time to stop Israel’s escape from punishment” for its crimes against the Palestinian people.
He urged the international community to “urgently assume its responsibilities” in accordance with international law and relevant UN resolutions, including the UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which pronounces settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds “a flagrant violation under international law.”
The Palestinian ambassador said, “Israel continues to kill, injure and maim Palestinian civilians,” referring specifically to the murder of Atef Hanaysheh, who was martyred at the hands of Israeli forces during their attack on the Palestinians who were taking part in an anti-settlement protest in the village of Beit Dajan, east of Nablus City, in the occupied West Bank on Friday.
The Palestinian envoy said Israeli regime continue to demolish Palestinian-owned houses and threatened to destroy more homes and to expel more families in al-Quds and its vicinity.
Mansour referred to a report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) that said the Israeli regime shot up the monthly rate at which it destroys the Palestinian-owned structures in the occupied West Bank by 65 percent this year compared to the last.
According to OCHA, the illegal entity demolished or seized 153 Palestinian-owned structures in February alone, displacing 305 people, including 172 children.
Mansour also warned that Israel’s plan to destroy more than 100 homes in al-Bustan neighborhood in Selwan, near the al‐Aqsa Mosque, would lead to the forcible displacement of 1,550 Palestinians, 60 percent of whom are children.