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Bangladesh: Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories illegal

  • Published at 04:00 pm November 21st, 2019
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File photo: An aerial view shows the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit in the occupied West Bank as seen in 2018 and obtained by Reuters from "Peace Now"on June 3, 2019 Reuters

It reaffirmed its support for the right of the Palestinians for a home land

The Israeli settlements and their expansion in occupied Palestinian territories are illegal under the international law, Bangladesh has said.

It reiterated its unequivocal support for Palestine and its territory determined by the different resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, as well as the General Assembly, on Thursday.

Reaffirming support for the right of the Palestinians for a home land, Dhaka also urged Israel to comply with the international law.

“Bangladesh reiterates its unflinching support to Palestine and its territorial integrity as established through UNSC 242 and also other UNSC resolutions including UNSCR 338, 425, 1397, 1515 and 1544 and the principle of ‘land for peace',” said a press statement issued on Thursday by the Foreign Ministry on the recent declaration stating Israeli occupation in Palestine legal.

File photo: Labourers work in a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Ramat Givat Zeev in the occupied-West Bank November 19, 2019 | Reuters“The Security Council, the UNGA, the HRC and the International Court of Justice have all confirmed that the construction and expansion of Israeli settlements and other settlement related activities in the occupied Palestinian territories are illegal under international law,” it said.

“Bangladesh is convinced that there is no ambiguity about the illegal status of Israeli occupation and settlement activities in the Palestinian territories,” said the statement.

“Bangladesh reaffirms its support towards the inalienable rights of the People of Palestine to their homeland and urges Israel to comply with the international law in this regard,” it added.