Once again the PA Foreign Ministry condemns Israel from nationalizing the land in the Jordan Valley, calling on international support to sanction Israel.
By Dalit Halevi
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has denounced Israel’s “extreme” decision to nationalize 2,343 dunams (2.343 square kilometers) of land in the Jordan Valley, saying that it is part of an effort to “spread out” in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
“The Israeli attempt to empty the Jordan Valley of Palestinians will not succeed. The State of Palestine will not sit idly by and keep quiet in light of Israel’s dangerous and repeated decisions, but will immediately act to bring this issue and other similar ones before the International Criminal Court,” it noted.
The Foreign Ministry further demanded that the international community place sanctions on Israel.
The International Criminal Court (ICC), located in the Hague, oversees high-level criminal cases when it is determined that the involved parties cannot or will not handle the cases effectively or honestly.
The Palestinian Authority has not commented on the Palestinians’ illegal activity in the Jordan Valley. While the ICC has not yet accepted any suits against Israel, the European Union has avoided trials over its illegal support for Palestinians in the area by claiming diplomatic immunity.
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Israel and Stuff Postscript:
Regardless how the Palestinians spin this, including the political rhetoric the US, EU & UN give in verbal support, the ICC will see this as a legitimate right of Israel’s sovereignty under local and int’l laws of Eminent domain and taking such moves to protect itself under UNSC resolution 242/1967.