Amnesty International condemns Israel’s ‘illegal land grab’ in West Bank
01 September 2014 17:18
Israel’s plan to expropriate 1,000 acres of territory over the Green Line was denounced on Monday by human rights group Amnesty International.
“Israel’s strategy of illegally confiscating land for settlements in the West Bank must stop once and for all,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Director for the Middle East and North Africa. “Not only it is illegal under international law but it is leading to a wide range of violations of Palestinians’ human rights on a mass scale.”
“Reports that that the Israeli cabinet justified this land grab as a reaction to the deplorable murder in June of three Israeli teenagers suggests this is an act of collective punishment and that Israel is moving further and further away from its obligations under international law.”