PA Calls on UN to Stop Israeli Demolitions of Palestinian Homes

A total of 20 family members were left homeless after their houses were destroyed with no prior notice. (Photo: via Ma'an)

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister, Riyad Al-Maliki, sent a letter to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, asking him to stop Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes “immediately”, Anadolu has reported.

The letter was also sent to New Zealand’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully, whose country is the current President of the UN Security Council.

In a statement, the PA foreign ministry said that Al-Maliki asked McCully to circulate his letter to all of the council members.

The PA official called for an immediate and urgent halt to Israeli demolitions, the taking of measures to protect Palestinian citizens and for Israel to abide by international law and be held accountable for its violations against Palestinians.

“Direct and responsible procedures by the international community,” insists the PA, “is the only way to put an end to the Israeli practices as it considers itself to be above the law. This will also save the two-state solution.”

Anadolu reported that the PA foreign ministry also sent the letter to all foreign consulates and diplomatic missions in Palestine.

The move followed the Israeli demolition of four Palestinian residential apartments in occupied East Jerusalem, rendering 20 Palestinians homeless. Furthermore, classrooms and other facilities have been destroyed by the Israelis in the past few days stating that they were “unlicensed”.

(MEMO, PC)

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