Palestinians condemn new Israeli punitive steps towards management and folks

LONDON: The Palestinian Authority on Friday condemned the approval of a set of punitive measures by the Israeli authorities towards the Palestinian folks and its management, following its determination to go to the Worldwide Court docket of Justice.

The Ministry of Overseas Affairs and Expatriates mentioned these measures are a mirrored image of the federal government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “racist colonial platform towards our folks, a flagrant violation of Israel’s obligations as an occupying energy, and a persistence in Israel’s insurrection towards worldwide regulation and signed agreements.”

Israel’s new Safety Cupboard permitted the collection of steps, together with withholding $39 million from the Palestinian Authority and transferring the funds as a substitute to a compensation program for the households of Israeli victims of Palestinian assaults.

Netanyahu’s workplace mentioned on Friday that the strikes had been in retaliation for the Palestinians pushing the UN’s highest judicial physique to provide its opinion on the Israeli occupation, and it comes every week after the UN Basic Meeting voted to approve a decision requesting that the ICJ intervene and render an opinion on the state of the battle.

“The Overseas Ministry harassed that these and different measures is not going to discourage our folks and our management from persevering with the battle and the political, diplomatic and authorized motion to offer worldwide safety for our folks and to place an finish to Israel’s continued impunity from accountability, on the way in which to forcing it to finish its occupation of the land of the State of Palestine,” the assertion mentioned.

The ministry known as on the US administration to “significantly intervene” to cease the implementation of the Netanyahu authorities’s platforms which can be “hostile” to the Palestinian folks and to peace.

The Israeli Safety Cupboard additionally reportedly ordered offsetting of the welfare funds made by the Palestinian authorities to the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and the households of these killed by Israeli occupation forces in 2022.

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