Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – A UN human rights expert has urged the international community to take decisive action against Israel’s settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories, describing a recent plan to build 5,000 settler homes as a grave violation of the international law.
“The international community must answer this grave breach of international law with more than mere criticism,” Michael Lynk, UN special rapporteur for the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, said in a press release on Friday.
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“As the Israeli settlements continue to devour the land that is meant for the independent Palestinian state, the international community observes, it sometimes objects, but it does not act,” Lynk underscored. “It is high time for accountability.”
The latest announcement means that the Israeli government has approved more than 12,150 settlements…