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PA calls for documenting Israel settler attacks

Palestinians try to extinguish a fire in an olive grove after it was set alight by settlers from a near by Jewish settlement close to the West Bank village of Burin [Wagdi Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency]
Palestinians try to extinguish a fire in an olive grove after it was set alight by settlers from a near by Jewish settlement close to the West Bank village of Burin [Wagdi Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency]

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has called on official and non official organisations to document Israel’s violations against Palestinians, Jordan’s Assabeel newspaper reported yesterday.

It added that it is following the daily settlers attacks on Palestinians and their property which amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

It aims to speed up the registration and documentation of each violation to file a lawsuit against Israel as an occupying power before all relevant regional and international institutions and courts.

“It is no longer sufficient to issue statements condemning these violations because they are not deterring the occupation authorities from stopping their repressive and arbitrary measures,” the ministry said in a statement.

Read: PA warns of increasing settler aggression

“Instead, they are still looting lands, deepening and expanding their settlements, displacing Palestinian citizens and carrying out daily attacks on the people’s homes, trees, properties and holy sites,” it added.

Last week the Palestinian Authority warned of the consequences of the increasing escalation of aggression by Israeli Jewish settlers against the Palestinians. A statement by the Foreign Minister in Ramallah blamed the Israeli government for the “violent” attacks carried out by illegal settlers.

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