PNC addresses the world's parliaments on the Israeli annexation and settlement government
Palestine National Council (PNC) calls on all world parliaments and unions to an urgent work with the governments of the countries of the world to prevent the implementation of the annexation and settlement plans that will prevent the establishment of the sovereign state of Palestine with its capital, the city of Jerusalem, on the 1967 borders. The Israeli decisions will have destructive consequences and catastrophic repercussions on the overall situation in the region.
Speaker of PNC, Mr. Saleem Al-Za’anoun sent identical messages today to the heads of Arab, Islamic, African, and Asian parliamentary unions, the Arab Parliament, the European Parliament, the International Parliamentary Union, European and Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Associations, to highlight the dangerous situation in the territories of the occupied Palestinian state, and the increasing risks of annexation and settlements expansion expressed by the agreement of the new Israeli government parties coalition headed by Netanyahu on 20th of April 2020, to annex parts of the Palestinian territories and impose Israeli sovereignty over it as of July 2020, along with the decision to confiscate lands in The Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron which belongs to the Islamic Waqf (ownership), with the aim of judaizing it..
PNC indicated also that the Israeli occupation government continues to target Palestinian prisoners, sometimes with the deliberate medical negligence that leads to death, as what happened today with the prisoner Nour Jaber (30 years old) in the Negev Prison, and other times with legislation that threatens Palestinian banks from dealing with the salaries of Palestinian prisoners as a prohibited action.
PNC affirms that these decisions are daily interpreted into practical measures to annex the Palestinian valleys, Northern Dead Sea and settlements, in accordance with what was stated in President Trump's plan known so called "Deal of the Century". This is a horrific exploitation of the concern of the Palestinian people, their leadership, and the world in facing the "Pandemic of Coronavirus"..
PNC calls on world parliaments to reject the annexation and colonial plans, and take practical measures to ensure that Israel abides by the principles and rules of international law, and to put sufficient pressure on the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) to stop these policies legitimizing , which will destroy the two-state solution and threaten security and stability in the Middle East.
Therefore, PNC asked to hold the Israeli occupation fully responsible for the deterioration of the situation, and need to take deterrent measures against it by the governments of the world countries and the international community, and to take what is necessary to impose international binding mechanisms and put them into practice, and take measures to ensure that the Israeli occupation state complies with international covenants and decisions..
These plans and procedures constitute a blatant violation of international law in all its details, and the United Nations Charter and its resolutions related to the Palestinian issue, especially Security Council resolutions (2334, 440, 452, 465, 471, 476) that confirm the illegitimacy of the settlements, and constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, and necessates bringing perpetrators to trial..
In light of the foregoing, PNC ascertains that the continued Israeli violations, impunity and accountability, will entail the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the government of the State of Palestine to go ahead with implementing its decision to freeze all Palestinian political, security and economic obligations towards the Israeli occupation. And to continue the struggle until the independent state of Palestine with its capital, the city of Jerusalem is established, and the refugee issue is resolved in accordance with Resolution 194.