Israel Settlement Law Crosses ‘Thick Red Line’ | UN

A recent Israeli law legalizing construction of settler units in the occupied Palestinian territories has drawn a wave of condemnations from across the world, with the United Nations saying the Israeli regime has crossed a ‘thick red line’. 

United Nations special coordinator for the so-called Middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov, said on Tuesday that the legislation set a “very dangerous precedent.”

“This is the first time the Israeli Knesset (parliament) legislates in the occupied Palestinian lands and particularly on property issues,” Mladenov said, adding, “That crosses a very thick red line.”

United Nations special coordinator for the so-called Middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov, speaks during a press conference in Gaza City, February 17, 2016. (Photo by AP)
United Nations special coordinator for the so-called Middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov, speaks during a press conference in Gaza City, February 17, 2016. (Photo by AP)

On Monday, the Israeli parliament passed a law that would allow the regime to legally seize Palestinian private land. It would apply to 53 outposts as well as units within existing settlements, potentially legalizing over 3,800 settler units, according to the anti-settlement NGO Peace Now. Palestinian land owners would be compensated financially or with other land for their property even if they did not agree to giving it up.

“[The law] opens the potential for the full annexation of the West Bank and therefore undermines substantially the [so-called] two-state solution,” Mladenov said.

He also urged strong international condemnation of the legislation and raised the possibility of Israel’s prosecution at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Israel ‘stealing’ Palestinian land: Arab League

Palestinian protesters wave national flags during a demonstration against the construction of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank near the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim on January 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
Palestinian protesters wave national flags during a demonstration against the construction of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank near the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim on January 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Additionally on Tuesday, the Arab League (AL) accused Tel Aviv of stealing Palestinian land.

“The law in question is only a cover for stealing the land and appropriating the property of Palestinians,” said AL Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit.

The law is a continuation of “Israeli policies aimed at eliminating any possibility of … the establishment of an independent Palestinian state,” he added.

Turkey, Jordan condemn settlement law

Meanwhile, Jordan, a member of the Arab League that has diplomatic ties with Israel, also denounced the regime’s new land grab rule as “a provocative law likely to kill any hope of a [so-called] two-state solution.”

Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani said in a statement that the Israeli appropriation of Palestinian land violates the UN resolutions and international law, the official Petra news agency reported.

In December 2016, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2334 that described the Israeli settlements as a “flagrant violation of international law.”

Elsewhere in his statement, Momani, who also serves as the government spokesperson, warned that the legislation would “fuel the anger of Muslims and drag the region to more violence and extremism.”

Palestinian protesters wave national flags during a demonstration against the construction of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank near the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim on January 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Additionally, Turkey took a similar position and “strongly condemned” Israeli parliament’s adoption of the contentious law and the regime’s “unacceptable” settlement activities.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the Israeli law “gives approval to various settlements consisting of 4,000 units built on the private property of the Palestinians.”

Israel may face prosecution

Meanwhile, a pro-Palestinian Israeli NGOs said they would call on the Supreme Court to strike down the law.

Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog also warned that the legislation could result in the trial of regime officials at the ICC.

Separately, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit warned Tel Aviv that the rule may be unconstitutional and risks exposing Israel to international prosecution for war crimes.

Human Rights Watch also said the law “reflects Israel’s manifest disregard of international law” and deepens the “de facto permanent occupation” of the West Bank.

“The [US President Donald] Trump administration cannot shield them from the scrutiny of the International Criminal Court,” the UK-based rights group said.

Around half a million Israelis live in over 230 illegal settlements built illegally since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.

The presence and continued expansion of Israeli settlements has created a major obstacle for efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks.

Yet, the Jews are wondering why they have been prosecuted throughout the world by those who have experienced their evil ways.

Smoke and flames billow after an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip
Smoke and flames billow after an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip
A Palestinian walks through the rubble of a house that was destroyed in an Israeli air strike, in the northern Gaza StripReuters
A Palestinian walks through the rubble of a house that was destroyed in an Israeli air strike, in the northern Gaza Strip Reuters
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Jews took the best vantage point to watch how Gaza burns.
Israelis near Sderot watch a smoke plume rising over Gaza following an Israel Air Force bombingGetty
Israelis near Sderot watch a smoke plume rising over Gaza following an Israel Air Force bombing Getty
They drank, cheers and laugh for every bomb dropped on the inferior force.
They drank, cheers and laugh for every bomb dropped on the inferior force.
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There were no placards condemning their government’s efforts to gain more lands for the corporation.
Palestinians bury the bodies of two young boys Abdulrahamn Abed al-Nabi, 1, and Hadi Abed al-Nabi, 3, who were killed in an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip Reuters
Palestinians bury the bodies of two young boys Abdulrahamn Abed al-Nabi, 1, and Hadi Abed al-Nabi, 3, who were killed in an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip Reuters
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An Israeli soldier sleeps next to a mobile artillery unit outside the central Gaza Strip Reuters

10 thoughts on “Israel Settlement Law Crosses ‘Thick Red Line’ | UN”

  1. This report is just more evidence (as if we needed any more) that Israel’s government is a cadre of criminals with no human compassion or moral dignity, essentially ethical descendants of German NAZIs, and Khazarian Ashkenazim, from where they came… perpetrating a Palestinian holocaust.

  2. The U.N. made a terrible mistake upon supporting the terrorism of Judaism´s chief terrorist in 1947, David Ben-Gurion. Beginning Fall 1947, Ben-Gurion began to drive Palestinians from their homes, towns and territory totaling 700,000 murdering thousands in the process, until the land-grant of 1948 was consummated. For details search the internet on the phrase, Prominent Jewish Leader: Israel Intentionally Massacred Civilians in 1948 to Terrorize the Population . World-renowned Rabbi, Henry Siegman, with the historical research of Benny Morris raises questions about the motives of Judaism & the land-grant.

    Of course, the land-grant contained a precise description of the parcelled land, with no provision for extension. All subsequent extensions were acquired by a continuation of the terrorism of Ben-Gurion, a formal continuation of which is brought into subject by this article.

    The U.N. did not forsee that Judaism´s leadership intended to continue to terrorize the Middle East until it acquired the all the property of the forner Babylon, with the plan to re-name it, “Israel”. Nor did U.N. leadership forsee that MOSSAD spies within the Pentagon would manipulate the U.S. Military into a plan to remove Arabs from their homelands. The “7 countries in 5 years” plan was discovered in the Pentagon ten days after 9-11 by former NATO general Wesley Clark. Nor did U.N. leadership foresee that the CIA-MOSSAD would use George H. W. Bush´s Muslim Brotherhood to develop into ISIS-ISIL, its proxy army. Nor did the U.N. leadership foresee that Judaism would intimidate Germany´s Merkel to open the NATO member nations of Europe to the influx, enabling ISIS-ISIL instead of supporting pres. Assad of Syria to fight the terrorists. The Obama-Merkel team has enabled terrorism, racial strife and world tensions since the G7 at Castle Elmau in June, 2015.

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