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Arab League: Brazilian MP’s visit to settlements violates international law

The Arab League stressed that Brazilian MP Eduardo Bolsonaro’s visit to Psagot settlement, established in the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank, is a violation of international law and international legitimacy resolutions. The AL warned that such steps would negatively affect Arab relations with the Federal Republic of Brazil. “We follow up, with regret and dissatisfaction, the Brazilian MP’s …


EU: Israel’s settlements are illegal

The European Union(EU) has renewed its belief that Israel’s settlements and settlement activity in occupied Palestinian territory are illegal under international law and erode prospects for lasting peace. “The EU calls on Israel to end all settlement activity, in line with its obligations as an occupying power,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in …


Rights groups say continued delay of UN database on settlements unfounded and unacceptable

Nine human rights organizations expressed in a joint statement their serious concern and disappointment that the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights did not transmit to the Human Rights Council, at its 42nd session, the database of all businesses engaged in listed activities related to Israel’s unlawful settlement enterprise (the Database) in the Occupied …


EU slams Israel’s settlements as “serious breach of international law”

Shortly after the Israeli government approved the establishment of a new settlement on the outskirts of Jericho city, the European Union slammed all settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, as a serious breach of international law. “The European Union reiterates that all settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, are …


Israeli plan to seize area southeast of Al-Quds to expand settlements

Head of the committee for the defense of East Jerusalem land, Bassam Bahr said that there is an Israeli plan to seize more than a thousand dunums of agricultural land, including olive trees and houses belonging to Palestinian citizens, in Khallet Abed al-Southeastern Jerusalem. Bahr referred to the Jerusalem Municipality’s announcement of the settlement plan …