Ashrawi calls international community to ‘stand up to Israel’ 31May13 May 31, 2013

Palestine News Network    -    29 May 2013

ashrawi_1_copy_340_220On Tuesday 28th May, PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi welcomed High Commissioner Pillay’s opening statement at the 23rd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) that assured the HRC refusal to Israel’s serious violations of the Palestinians human rights.

Pillay condemned in her statement Israel’s continued illegal settlement campaign which she considered as “a blatant violation of international law”, called Israel to release the Palestinian prisoners– in which nearly 5,000 of whom are currently detained by Israel, many without charges.

Dr. Ashrawi stressed, “In light of Israel’s most recent escalation of settlement activities and the rise of settler violence, particularly in and around Jerusalem, and the increase in home demolitions and the displacement of Palestinians, we call on the United Nations, European Union, the United States, and other members of the international community to bring Israel to compliance with international law and agreements and to curb Israeli violations, as well as to hold Israel accountable for its deliberate breach of international and humanitarian law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention.”

“Now is the time for the international community to stand up to Israel and salvage the chances for peace and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital before it is too late,” concluded Dr. Ashrawi.

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