Ramallah: Palestine today calls for the imposition of strong and deterrent sanctions against Israel over a North Jordan Valley community’s demolition.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the demolition of the Khirbet Humsa al-Fouqa community by the Israeli occupying forces for the second time in 48 hours as a war crime and a crime against humanity that serves as a manifestation of the attitudes of colonialism, racism, and hatred that dominate the rule of Israel.
“What the Israeli occupying forces have committed against the community amounts to an organized act of state terrorism that Israel, the occupying power, has committed daily against the Palestinian people, property, and territory under the supervision of the whole world and in total disregard. International law, including the Geneva Conventions,” the Ministry said in a statement.
Although he welcomed the planned inspection visit of a European Union diplomatic delegation to the site, which is intended today, he nevertheless emphasized that such visits and condemnations were not sufficient, as they did not ensure the protection of the displaced Palestinians.
“Condemnations will not deter Israel, the occupying state, from continuing the day-to-day ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians in the Jordan Valley,” he added.
It encouraged the international community to impose intimidating sanctions against Israel, the colonialist settler state, hold it accountable for its transgressions and crimes, and treat it as a rogue state.