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Palestine calls for intl sanctions against Israel
Published: Jun 27, 2021 06:08 PM
A Palestinian boy stands near the rubble of a building destroyed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza City, on June 21, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

A Palestinian boy stands near the rubble of a building destroyed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza City, on June 21, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)



 Palestine on Saturday called for imposing international sanctions against Israel to stop its policies against the Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement that it supports an Amnesty International report issued on Thursday saying Israeli security forces committed violations against the Palestinians.

"Israel doesn't care about reports issued by credible international organizations such as Amnesty International, which considers Israeli practices the most heinous forms of racial discrimination against the Palestinians," the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement said.

The press statement on Saturday also slammed the US and the European Union for not exerting serious pressure on the Israeli government to stop its practices against the Palestinians.

On Thursday, the Amnesty International published a report, saying that Israeli police carried out "a catalogue of violations against Palestinians across Israel and occupied East Jerusalem."

The report said the violations included "unlawful force against peaceful protesters, sweeping a large amount of arrests and subjecting detainees to torture and other ill-treatment."

There has been no immediate response given from Israeli police to the Amnesty International report.


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