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Ashrawi: 'Israel promotes policy of ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem'

PLO member Hanan Ashrawi said that Israel employs colonial policies and strategies in its attempt to consolidate its survival in historic Palestine and to promote the continuity of violations of international and humanitarian law.

Israel is deliberately disregarding the international community and its resolutions, relying on the US administration's total support for all its breaches and the crimes it commits against the Palestinian people, she added.

The demolition of Palestinian structures in Shuafat refugee camp in Jerusalem is part of Israel's policy of ethnic cleansing and forced displacement, Ashrawi explained.

Israel is also targeting refugees by bringing an end to the services of the UN agency licenced to provide for them, UNRWA, the PLO Executive Committee member added.

Ashrawi called on the international community to impose strict sanctions on Israel and hold the occupation accountable for the continuous crimes it commits against the Palestinian land and people.

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