WEST BANK (Dispatches) – The Palestinian Authority (PA) has urged the international community to take immediate action against the Zionist regime’s settlement expansion and "ethnic cleansing”.
In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, the Authority said: "Israeli settlement practices are part of official Israeli plans to evacuate the Palestinian territories from their original residents and make it a deep background for the strategic Israeli colonial project.”
This statement came in response to the occupying regime setting up a new settlement post in the occupied Jordan Valley.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority condemned the regime’s usurping of Ein Al Hilwa spring, also in the northern part of the Jordan Valley and its targeting of Bedouin in the area.
The Zionist regime prevents Palestinians from using more than 85 percent of the Jordan Valley.
The PA also called on the international community, courts, and NGOs to "urgently take action against the cancerous settlement posts which swallow Palestinian lands and to stop ethnic cleansing,” stressing that lack of accountability encourages the regime to accelerate the theft of Palestinian lands.