During the weekly cabinet meeting in Ramallah, Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah condemned Israel’s unwillingness to cooperate with the UN during its fact finding mission in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, calling for increased international cooperation to guarantee the rights of the Palestinian people.
Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah condemned today during the weekly cabinet meeting Israel’s refusal to cooperate with the United Nations fact finding mission, including preventing the commission from entering the Occupied Palestinian Territory. He expressed the need to try Israeli officials for violations of international humanitarian law and crimes against the Palestinian people and their land and holy places, and to end the occupation of the land of the State of Palestine.
The Council welcomed the adoption of the UN Human Rights Council resolution entitled “Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem” and thanked the foreign countries who voted in favour of the resolution, which reflects the commitment of the international community to the principles of international law and the protection of the Palestinian people.
The Council also expressed appreciation for the recommendations of the United Nations independent report, which pointed to the targeting of Palestinian civilians, civilian shelters and hospitals as a violation of international law.
The State of Palestine participated for the first time in the 13th session of the Assembly of State Parties to the International Criminal Court in The Hague in June this year, and the Council stressed the need for continued international cooperation in order to strengthen the respect for international law.