Statement by the Palestinian Presidency on the New Report by Human Rights Watch

April 27, 2021

The Presidency of the State of Palestine welcomes Human Rights Watch report as a powerful testament to the struggle of the people of Palestine under Israel's belligerent military occupation and its colonial and oppressive policies. This well-documented and solid report reaffirms Israel's commitment to the crimes of Apartheid and persecution that demands the international community to uphold its responsibilities towards Palestine. 

It's our firm belief that justice, based on international legitimacy and resolutions, rather than impunity, is the only way to achieving lasting peace in Palestine, Israel, and the entire region. Hence we call upon all international parties to review this report and look into its recommendations, with many of them being reminders of their legal obligations under international law. 

Human Rights Watch report comes at a moment when Israel's violations have cruelly increased against the Palestinian people, particularly in occupied Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Palestine, as well as against the Palestinian citizens of Israel. It is urgent for the international community to intervene, including by making sure that their states, organizations, and companies are not contributing in any way to the execution of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Palestine. 

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