Palestine calls for int'l sanctions on Israel for demolishing Palestinians' homes

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-07 23:33:14|Editor: huaxia

RAMALLAH, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Palestine on Saturday urged the international community to impose sanctions on Israel for its policy of demolishing Palestinians' homes.

Israel demolished Palestinians' homes and structures in the Jordan Valley in the West Bank and left 73 Palestinian citizens homeless, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement sent to Xinhua.

"It's an awful complex crime that violates the international law, Geneva Conventions, and human rights principles," the ministry said.

Demolishing Palestinians' homes and structures "reflects the extent of the expansion of settlements targeting the Palestinian Jordan Valley," it added.

Meanwhile, Hazem Qassem, spokesman of Gaza's ruling party Hamas, said Hamas calls for reactivating the popular resistance "to confront the Israeli policies against the Palestinians." Enditem