UN human rights chief calls on Israel to stop the building of settlements on Palestinian territory

The UN human rights commissioner is calling on Israel to stop the building of settlements on Palestinian territory.

Israeli settlement

Israeli settlement

Navi Pillay says under international law, the settlement of Israeli citizens in the occupied Palestinian territory is clearly prohibited.

She adds that all State actions in support of settlements, including incentives to create them and the establishment of infrastructure to support them, are also illegal.

In a statement released in Jerusalem she says ”International human rights law and international humanitarian law are not negotiable. No individual or state can be considered exempt, if they violate the law.”  

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