The permanent representative of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, Ambassador Riyad Mansour, stressed that “the time has come to stop the blatant impunity for Israel, the occupying power, from punishment.”
Mansour said: “The time has come to stop the blatant impunity of Israel, the occupying power, this occupation that causes a lot of harm and despair to the Palestinian people, and destroys the prospects for a just solution, in accordance with the international consensus on two states on the 1967 borders, as stipulated.” It has long been in the UN resolutions. “
This came in three identical messages that Ambassador Mansour sent yesterday, Monday, to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the President of the Security Council for this month (the United States), and the President of the United Nations General Assembly. The Palestinians, “referring to” the death of the citizen, Atef Yousef Hanaisheh (45 years), after he was shot in the head by the occupation soldiers, during their assault on the peaceful anti-settlement demonstrations in the village of Beit Dajan, east of Nablus.
Mansour pointed out, “The occupation forces continue to respond to any legitimate opposition to Israel’s theft of Palestinian lands and the dispossession of Palestinian families by lethal and criminal force, in many Palestinian areas, which indicates that Israel is not interested in the possibility of accountability, and a culture of impunity prevails in it.”
He added, “In conjunction with these aggressive acts, Israel continues to demolish Palestinian homes and threatens more demolitions and expulsions of Palestinian families in and around occupied East Jerusalem,” noting “the OCHA report, which stated that in February 2021 alone, they demolished The occupation authorities have seized or seized 153 Palestinian properties, which led to the displacement of 305 people, including 172 children, and damage to the livelihoods of 435 others. “
He also recalled “the demolitions and the seizure of aid in Homs al-Buqi’a, including the destruction of shelters, water and sanitation facilities and livelihood structures, which led to the displacement of at least 60 people, including 35 children, as this escalation reflects an increase of 65% over Monthly average of demolitions in 2020. ‘
Mansour pointed out that “the Israeli occupation authorities proceeded with their plans to demolish more than 100 homes in the Al-Bustan neighborhood in Silwan,” indicating that “if this war crime is carried out, it will lead to the forcible displacement of at least 1,550 Palestinians, of whom more than 60% are.” Children”.
Mansour appealed to “the international community once again to act urgently to assume its responsibilities in line with international law, including humanitarian law, human rights law and relevant United Nations resolutions, including Resolution 2334.”