Lack of accountability emboldened Israel to oppress Palestinians

Kuwait: Kuwait’s envoy to the UN Mansour Al-Otaibi said on Thursday that lack of accountability is encouraging Israel to disrespect the international community and its decisions. While presenting a draft resolution that condemns the occupation state’s demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, Al-Otaibi accused Israel of violating international law. He said that the lack of accountability has emboldened the occupying regime to expand illegal settlements by confiscating Palestinian land. He added that this has also led to increased violence, arbitrary detentions causing disruption to Palestinians’ livelihood.

Al-Otaibi told that his country completely rejects the Israeli behaviour towards the Palestinians and their rights.

It must be noted that the Israeli occupation on Monday, demolished 16 residential buildings, including more than 100 apartments, in Wadi Hummus area in Jerusalem’s Sur Baher neighbourhood. Though the international community rebuked Israel for violating international humanitarian law, noting theses violations amounted to war crimes, the US blocked an attempt by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa to get the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel’s demolition.

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