Sunday, December 25, 2011

Arab League Condemns Racist Israeli Laws

CAIRO, December 25, 2011 (WAFA) – The Arab League Sunday condemned a series of Israeli laws which discriminate against Palestinians living inside Israel.

The report specifically mentioned draft laws that ban mosques in Arab towns inside Israel from calling for prayer, prevent human rights organizations from receiving international funding, allows funding for museums in West Bank settlements, and condition obtaining an Israeli passport or ID card on declaring loyalty to the state of Israel.

Other laws strongly opposed by Palestinians in Israel and human rights organizations include a ban on calling for boycott of settlements, which is punishable with arrest or fine, and fining any institution that celebrates the Palestinian 1948 Nakba Day.

The report called on the international community and humanitarian organizations to intervene and pressure Israel to stop these violations of human rights.

It stressed that the international community is obliged to pressure Israel to stop its policy of racial discrimination against Palestinians and to prevent the approval of such laws.
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA