The Palestinian government is calling on the UN to send observers to monitor the settlers’ activities

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohamad Shtayé on Monday called on the United Nations to send observation teams to the occupied Palestinian territories to monitor the settlers’ activities and their attacks on Palestinian civilians.

Shtayé has denounced the settlers’ “terrorism” against Palestinian farmers in the West Bank during the growing season and stressed that they are the “real owners” of these lands, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.

The Palestinian government is calling on the UN to send observers to monitor the settlers’ activities
The Palestinian government is calling on the UN to send observers to monitor the settlers’ activities

She called on the UN to compile a database of settlers involved in “acts of terrorism” so that they could be brought to justice, and condemned Israel’s plans to build a bus station for settlers in Nablus in the north of the West Bank.

“The world’s reaction to the settlement project, which is growing every day, must be recognition of the state of Palestine,” said the prime minister, who also accused Israel of destroying not only Palestinian houses but also graves in some of the works at Al Yusufiya cemetery in East Jerusalem.

Shtayé’s words came just days after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned that Israel’s new plan to build hundreds of houses in UN-illegal settlements around Jerusalem would meet “a point of no return” for all peace efforts in the region.

The local planning committee of the Israeli-controlled community of Jerusalem announced last week a plan to upgrade residential buildings, public buildings and roads in the Givat Hamatos settlement towards the Khirbet Tabalya area, southwest of the city.

The expansion would mean the separation of a line of Palestinian communities south of Jerusalem that divides the cities of Beit Safafa in East Jerusalem and South Baher, part of which is already in the West Bank.

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