News ID: 256227
Published: 0152 GMT July 23, 2019

Hezbollah: Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes amounts to war crime

Hezbollah: Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes amounts to war crime

This picture taken on July 22, 2019 from the West Bank village of Dar Salah shows Israeli security forces walking past the rubble of a house that underwent a demolition in the area of Sur Baher in East Al-Quds.

Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah condemned as a “war crime” the Israeli regime’s demolition of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of the occupied East Al-Quds, saying such demolitions are the outcome of anti-Palestine plots hatched by the US and its Arab allies.

In a Monday statement, Hezbollah said Israel’s destruction of Palestinian homes in the village of Sur Baher is aimed at expelling the Palestinians from their land and expanding the settlements built on occupied land, Press TV reported.

The Lebanese resistance movement further criticized certain Persian Gulf littoral states for rushing towards normalization of ties with Israel.

It said a US-led conference held in Bahrain last month to rally support for US President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for “peace” between the Israeli regime and Palestinians amounts to the normalization of Arab ties with the Tel Aviv regime.

The statement also denounced a first ever public meeting between Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifah and his Israeli counterpart Israel Katz in Washington last week, saying it is further proof of Arab normalization with Israel.

The Lebanese resistance movement expressed “disgust” at attempts to harm the “Palestinian cause,” saying the measures are intended to cover up Israeli crimes against Palestinians in East Al-Quds.

International condemnations are pouring in following the Israeli demolition of scores of Palestinian homes in the village of Sur Baher.


World body slams Israel


The United Nations expressed sadness over the demolitions, saying “Israel’s policy of destroying Palestinian property is not compatible with its obligations under international humanitarian law.”

Meanwhile, the Arab League described the move as “the worst episode of Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people for decades.”

The Arab League assistant secretary general for Palestine and occupied Arab territories, Said Abu Ali, called on the UN Security Council and the International Court of Justice to hold “Israel accountable for its crimes and put an end to its violations of Palestinians’ rights.”

France also slammed the demolitions, saying the Israeli move represents a dangerous precedent and violates international law.




Resource: Press TV
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