The UN Common Meeting on Saturday handed a answer looking for opinion of the World Court docket of Justice (ICJ) at the criminal penalties of Israel’s unlawful profession of Palestinian territories, Anadolu reviews.
The answer was once subsidized via 87 international locations of the UN Common Meeting participants towards 26 with 53 abstentions.
The answer calls at the ICJ to resolve the “criminal penalties bobbing up from the continued violation via Israel of the correct of the Palestinian folks to self-determination” in addition to of its measures “geared toward changing the demographic composition, persona and standing” of the holy town of Jerusalem.
It additionally calls at the UN Secretary Common to offer a document at the implementation of the answer within the upcoming consultation of the UN Common Meeting in September 2023.
Palestinian consultant to the UN, Riyad Mansour, hailed the international locations that have been “undeterred via threats and drive” and voted in want of the answer.
“This vote comes someday after the brand new Israeli govt was once shaped pledging to boost up colonial and racist insurance policies towards the Palestinian folks,” Mansour mentioned.
The UNGA answer was once hailed via the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA).
“Time has come for Israel to be a state topic to regulation, and to be held in control of its ongoing crimes towards our folks,” PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh mentioned.
Round 666,000 settlers reside in 145 settlements and 140 random outposts (no longer approved via the Israeli govt) within the occupied West Financial institution, together with East Jerusalem, in line with Israeli Peace Now NGO.
Beneath world regulation, all Jewish settlements within the occupied territories are thought to be unlawful.