Human Rights Council condemns Israeli settlements as war crimes

Illegal Israeli settlement
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AMMAN — The Human Rights Council convened on Wednesday to discuss the impact of settlements on the rights of the Palestinian people, as outlined in the report presented by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, according to Amad news agency.اضافة اعلان

The report detailed violations of international law and monitored settlements over the past decade, including the number of settlements and settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, continued control of land, and expansion of settlements.

The High Commissioner also pointed to settlers' attacks on public and private property.

War crimesThe report concluded with a series of recommendations and findings, highlighting settlements as war crimes according to the law.

Forty-seven countries from all continents spoke in their national capacity, condemning the settlement policy in the occupied Palestinian territory and occupation policy, particularly under the current government.

The decision to legislate settlements, cancel the separation decision, and build new settlement units were also denounced.

Several countries also condemned the attacks on Palestinian civilians, places of worship, and civil society institutions, calling on states, groups, and civil society organizations to pressure the occupying force to stop the settlement policy and escalation against civilians.

The council also urged for the end of the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip.

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