Amnesty: West Bank wall, settlements violation of rights

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 21, 2013 14:26

Israel’s wall through the occupied West Bank cutting off Palestinians from their farmland, and the settlements that take over even more lands, are ongoing violations of international law, Amnesty International said on Thursday as US President Barack Obama continued his first presidential trip to the region.

"Settlers obstructing the re-routing of the military fence, because it gives a fraction of the Palestinian farmers' land back to them and frustrates the settlers' own plans for settlement expansion is just outrageous," said Ann Harrison, Deputy Director of Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa program.

"President Obama has talked tough about halting to the Israeli settlement project. During his visit to the region he has the perfect opportunity to go to Jayyus and see for himself the consequences of these ongoing violations of international law," Harrison said.


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