New Israeli decision to cut off 55,000 Palestinian residents from Jerusalem
The separation wall surrounding the Jerusalem area will cut off some 55,000 Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem from the rest of the city, the Israeli government ministers decided during the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday. According to Haaretz, the government also decided on September 1 as the new deadline for completing the construction of the wall, which will leave the Shu'afat refugee camp and the village of Aqab to the east of the wall.
On its part, Al-Haq, the Palestinian Human Rights Organization, called for pressing Israel to stop construction of the wall on the Palestinian Occupied Territories (OPT). In a statement faxed to WAFA, Al-Haq said that Israel has been continuing the construction at time of international silence.
Al-Haq viewed that Israeli violations against Palestinians in OPT will not bring about ending the occupation as long as international community lowers its gaze of such Israeli violations.
Al-Haq concluded that the failure of international community to put an end to Israeli occupation will put in dilemma the future of the Palestinian people and international law.