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Fr. Israeli lawmakers lash out measures against Palestinians

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Tel Aviv, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Two former Israeli-Arab lawmakers today condemned the new measures the Benjamin Netanyahu's government enforced against the Palestinian National Authority for going to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to denounce the occupation.

The actions applied against the Palestinian people are yet another violation of Tel Aviv’s obligations under international law and agreements, politician Sami Abou Shahadeh wrote on Twitter.

Moreover, they corroborate accusations about the occupation of Palestinian lands, he added.

On the same social media, former MP Mossi Raz also hit out at the Cabinet’s measures.

“Among the most criminal sanctions that were decided is: Freezing construction plans for Palestinians, which leaves children without a roof over their heads because someone looked at The Hague. This is what criminal occupation looks like,” Raz underlined referring to the city where the ICJ is located.

A week ago, at the Palestinian request, the UN General Assembly asked the ICJ for an opinion on the “legal significance of the Israeli occupation”.

Approved by a vote of 87 in favor, 26 against and 53 abstentions, the initiative also asks that body of justice to pronounce itself on the conflict and to investigate the discriminatory laws and Tel Aviv’s measures to change the demographic composition of East Jerusalem.

In view of the situation, the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) rejected such actions and ratified that it will continue the political, diplomatic and legal struggle to put an end to the occupation.

The rights of the Palestinians are non-negotiable, warned PNA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina in a statement.

In another statement, Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh also criticized the neighboring nation’s theft of Palestinian funds.

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