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Presidency welcomes HRW report on Israeli “crimes of apartheid” against Palestinians

Presidency welcomes HRW report on Israeli “crimes of apartheid” against Palestinians

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (WAFA) – The Presidency today welcomed the Human Rights Watch report urging the International Criminal Court to investigate Israeli officials “implicated in the crimes against humanity of apartheid or persecution”.

Presidential Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh welcomed in a press release the HRW report as “a powerful testament to the struggle of the people of Palestine under Israel's belligerent military occupation and its colonial and oppressive policies.”

He added that “this well-documented and solid report reaffirms Israel's commitment to the crimes of Apartheid and persecution that demands the international community to uphold its responsibilities towards Palestine.”

“It's our firm belief that justice, based on international legitimacy and resolutions, rather than impunity, is the only way to achieving lasting peace in Palestine, Israel, and the entire region” he stated while pointing that the HRW report “comes at a moment when Israel's violations have cruelly increased against the Palestinian people, particularly in occupied Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Palestine, as well as against the Palestinian citizens of Israel.”

Abu Rudeineh called on the international community to intervene to stop Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people and consider the report recommendations.

“Hence, we call upon all international parties to review this report and look into its recommendations, with many of them being reminders of their legal obligations under international law.”

“It is urgent for the international community to intervene, including by making sure that their states, organizations, and companies are not contributing in any way to the execution of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Palestine.”

K.F.

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