lundi 30 mars 2015

Settlers steal stones in villages west of Salfit for paving the streets of settlements

Des colons volent des pierres dans les villages à l'ouest de Salfit pour paver les rues des colonies

PNN/ Salfit/

Witnesses and citizens of towns and villages west of Salfit reported that bulldozers were tracking the area and left with several massive stones. Settlers use this kind of stones to pave new streets of newly build settlements.

Palestinian researcher reported that they are traces or crushed stones in settlements, grinded and crushed stones and rocks are to be used in various fields related to the construction of housing units in the settlement, at the expenses of the territory of the towns and the villages of Kafr al-Dik, Rafat, Bruqin, Deir Balut and Sarta.

He pointed out that after Netanyahu re-election, fear of a speed in settlements construction is palpable in many areas in the West bank, and with that other systemic human rights abuses committed by Israel.

He concluded by stressing that settlers and settlements are a violation of international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention. The international community considers the establishment of Israeli settlements in the Israeli-occupied territories illegal under international law, however Israel maintains that they are consistent with international law because it does not agree that the fourth geneva convention applies to the territories occupied in the 1967 six-day war.

The United Nations Security Council, the United Nations General Assembly, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Court of Justice and the High Contracting Parties to the Convention have all affirmed that the Fourth Geneva Convention does apply.

Numerous UN resolutions have stated that the building and existence of Israeli settlements in theWest Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights are a violation of international law, including UN Security Council resolutions in 1979 and 1980.

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