New planned building in the West Bank is collective punishment trampling Palestinian human rights

The media reported this weekend that Israel’s government has decided to build 3,000 homes beyond the Green Line in response to the Palestinian bid for elevated status at the UN.

Israel’s decision is a collective punishment that will also exacerbate the ongoing trampling of Palestinian human rights. Israel should have understood by now that such behavior, denying basic human rights of millions in contradiction to international law, will no longer be tolerated by the international community. Expanding building in the West Bank will also implicate more Israelis in committing offenses to international law. Yesh Din calls on the Israeli government to retract this decision.
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