Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Foreign Ministry Condemns Israeli Takeover of Hebron Market

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA 
RAMALLAH, September 4, 2012 (WAFA) – The Foreign Ministry, in a statement Tuesday, condemned the Israeli Ministerial Committee on Settlement Affairs’ decision to make al-Hisba, the vegetable Market in the old city of Hebron, under the Hebron settlement council’s control.
It called on the United Nation (UN) General Secretary, all UN organizations, and member states of the Fourth Geneva Conventions to uphold their responsibilities against the Israeli insurgency on international and humanitarian laws, urging them to immediately provide the necessary protection to the Palestinian people.
It added that the Israeli government continues with its policy of encouraging and promoting settlement activities and the Judiazation of the Palestinian Territory, utterly disregarding all international statements that condemn the continuation of this policy and its devastating implications on the principle of the two-state solutions.
It called on the international community, particularly the international Quartet, to take the necessary measures to put a stop to the Israeli occupation and its settlement activities, as well as to hold the Israeli government fully responsible for the failure of the peace process and negotiations, and the current deterioration in the situation.
It also called on the world’s countries to stand by the Palestinian people, recognize the Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders and support their move to gain a permanent statehood membership at the United Nations.
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